jkdwings wrote in post #17819219
I don't quite understand all the dislike in this thread. OP had a desired outcome for their purpose and then created a solution to it. It appears the lines were created precisely and with care and it won't negatively affect the images at all. And saying that it's just as easy to visualize a square is just silly. There's a reason we have 100% viewfinders, or overlays with the rule of thirds and things of that nature - they're much more precise than just "imagining it".
thank you jkdwings, that's the entire idea of it. There is NO WAY that you can just 'Imagine' or 'visualise' a perfect square crop without seeing it. I'm a graphic designer, I know about ratio's. You cannot, with an image in the viewfinder, 'see' in your mind where your elements will fall in your 'to be made' square crop, where your edges will be.
Why do you think camera producers are actually designing the ability to switch to a different image aspect ratio in camera? Because people are too lazy to 'visualise' a different crop? Why do matte screens with grid overlay's exist? Because architectural photographers are too lazy to check if their camera is level?
I am not talking about cropping afterwards, I am talking about seeing the result while looking trough the viewfinder. I had two no longer used matte screens lying on a shelf, so I damaged or destroyed nothing that cannot be undone, and for me, these screens will stay there as long as I use these camera's.
wish you alle a nice day