An Amateur Photo Blog, Featuring Various Pictures Of The Best Dog Ever, Plus Other Stuff.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Another film shot.

And the star of the show, no less.

APS is a smaller format than 35mm, and a different aspect ratio, to boot. 7:4 vs 3:2. That is, for every 7mm on the long side, it is 4mm on the short side, where 35mm is 3mm on the long side for every 2mm on the short side. Too bad the chuckleheads designing the stuff didn't go the other way, toward a more square format, like 4:3, or even 1:1. Those look better for portraits, and that's what most APS film was used for. Landscapes look better in a longer format, but APS is too small to capture the amount of detail you need for a good landscape shot.

That problem might be a alleviated a bit by the availability of a higher resolution scan, but most minilabs (1 Hour Photos) offer only the 4x7 or 1200x2100 pixel scan.

Pity, that.

If anyone has a solution to that which does not involve me buying thousands of dollars worth of equipment, let me know in the comments.
Posted by Picasa

No comments: