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Aug 9, 2018 12:39:55   #
Fotoartist (a regular here)
 
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.
 
Aug 9, 2018 12:42:42   #
blue-ultra
 
Fotoartist wrote:
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.


Aug 9, 2018 12:45:04   #
DirtFarmer (a regular here)
 
Most of my cameras have vertical grips so I have no problems with portrait orientation.
Aug 9, 2018 12:45:24   #
DTran
 
Fotoartist wrote:
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.


It should be a square format as you can crop it either way.
Aug 9, 2018 12:55:23   #
Fotoartist (a regular here)
 
Yeh, Hasselblad's format was useful that way. But for the shooting today which I have mentioned, fast nature or sports or even events with flash we are stuck with 35mm shaped goggles and have to deal with that. So what I am saying is that if you have them then use all those megapixels for your convenience and shoot everything horizontal. Why worry with the hassle of shooting vertically, grip or not. You still have to turn your arms or grip or something. Why turn? What do you need the maximum of your megapixels for if not to crop? Are you going to be printing a billboard?
DTran wrote:
It should be a square format as you can crop it either way.
Aug 9, 2018 13:07:57   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
Fotoartist wrote:
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.


Good thought.
 
Aug 9, 2018 13:17:40   #
Rich1939 (a regular here)
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
Most of my cameras have vertical grips so I have no problems with portrait orientation.


Aug 9, 2018 13:26:07   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
Fotoartist wrote:
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.


Good to know that somebody is out there thinking for the rest of us.

You convinced me to buy a D850, but they are out of stock again.

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Aug 9, 2018 13:33:07   #
Leitz
 
Only a fool would buy all those megapixels to deliberately throw away.
Aug 9, 2018 13:37:56   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
Fotoartist wrote:
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.


I would agree with the exception of Panoramas, which IMHO, require vertical shots to be stitched correctly.
Aug 9, 2018 14:28:37   #
speters (a regular here)
 
Fotoartist wrote:
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.

To me it all depends on the scene (if it really is of advantage)!
 
Aug 9, 2018 16:30:33   #
Kmgw9v (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
Good to know that somebody is out there thinking for the rest of us.

You convinced me to buy a D850, but they are out of stock again.

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Too bad.
Aug 9, 2018 16:34:52   #
User ID (a regular here)
 
DTran wrote:
It should be a square format as you can crop it either way.


Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes ....
Aug 9, 2018 16:51:40   #
srt101fan (a regular here)
 
Fotoartist wrote:
My thought for the day regarding high megapixel cameras is that you can shoot everything horizontal which is easier than shooting vertically, and not worry too much about cropping. Shooting everything horizontal is an advantage to me in quick shooting and flash shooting situations.


Interesting thought, Fotoartist...

I don't do large prints and have always thought that, for me, the main advantage of high megapixel cameras is that they give me the opportunity to look for "pictures within pictures", i.e. the option to create images by cropping. I know this makes the SOOC purists barf but it works for me!
Aug 9, 2018 18:00:07   #
brentrh
 
srt101fan wrote:
Interesting thought, Fotoartist...

I don't do large prints and have always thought that, for me, the main advantage of high megapixel cameras is that they give me the opportunity to look for "pictures within pictures", i.e. the option to create images by cropping. I know this makes the SOOC purists barf but it works for me!

Nothing wrong with cropping more megapixels gives you the ability to get that picture within the picture which can be the better picture.....purists have a lot to learn about the Art of Photography keep doing what you are doing pay them no mind
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