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Old Oct 9, 2011, 5:50 PM   #1
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Thanks to Saly's sunset photos, I've learned how to use this feature.

The first photo was with 4.3

The second photo was with 16.9

Both taken moments apart, same spot. I'm very impressed, as I've wanted more wide angle at times!
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It just looks so much wider, using the different aspect ratio!
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Nice view, Carol! I'm glad you are starting to use the 16:9 feature. Just want to point out that this setting reduces your IQ to 9MP (which is really plenty good enough for most shots). Also, 3:2 is a nice in-between size.
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Thanks again, Saly! I've never compared the ratios before I saw your sunsets! It's fun to see the difference in appearance they make.

That's good to know about the reduction in the IQ to 9MP.

It's exciting to try the different features, that I knew nothing about. Waiting for the next lesson, Saly!
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BTW; that little building is my Observatory, with a powered, roll-off roof, that houses a 16" telescope!
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BTW; that little building is my Observatory, with a powered, roll-off roof, that houses a 16" telescope!

That is AWESOME, Carol!!! I have a Celestron C8 which I take out to my back yard occasionally but we really have too much light pollution. It doesn't look like you have that problem.....You must see some amazing things in the sky! I'm so envious
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It looks wider because the camera squeezes the top and bottom portions of the image but IMO I really don't think it is any wider. If you look at the tall pine tree on the left you'll noticed that on the first shot you can see almost the entire tree but on the second shot you moved the camera slightly to the right so you can see less of the tree on the left and more of the tree on the right edge. If the image was really wider, you'd be able to see more of both trees.
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It looks wider because the camera squeezes the top and bottom portions of the image but IMO I really don't think it is any wider. If you look at the tall pine tree on the left you'll noticed that on the first shot you can see almost the entire tree but on the second shot you moved the camera slightly to the right so you can see less of the tree on the left and more of the tree on the right edge. If the image was really wider, you'd be able to see more of both trees.
Absolutely, Tullio. It's not a wider angle, just a wider crop.
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In that case, one can shoot 4:3 and then crop to 16:9 w/o loosing the resolution. Some cameras actually increase the field of view at 16:9.
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In that case, one can shoot 4:3 and then crop to 16:9 w/o loosing the resolution. Some cameras actually increase the field of view at 16:9.
I think that is right, however it is easier to compose when you can see the format through the LCD.
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