I’m shooting a copy stand project of thousands of pages from an old diary. You can see examples of this work HERE.
I’m using the remote app so I can trigger the shutter with my phone. That app provides the option of shooting with the mirror up or down. I have the camera set to shoot in the 4x3 aspect ratio, because that best fits the diary pages I am shooting.
If I shoot with the mirror up, I get a 4x3 image at 2432x1824 pixels, which is exactly what I want. However, if I set the camera to shoot with the mirror down, I get an image with 2736x1824 pixels. This is not 4x3, nor is it 16x9. It's somewhere in between.
Why is this happening?
Is this something I can prevent?
Solved! Go to Solution.
According to the User Manual (see page 181), when you're using Live View shooting, the aspect ratio will be fixed at 3:2. I believe when you shoot with the mirror up, that will use this same ratio as Live View.
Actually, it is not solved. Upon re-reading this, I realized that my camera is bahving exactly backwards from what the book says.
If I shoot with the mirror UP (Live View on the screen) I get a properly sized 4x3 image at 2432 x 1824 pixels.
If I shoot with the mirror DOWN (view through the viewfinder) I get a 3x2 image at 2736 x 1824 pixels.
For my purposes it no longer matters because I know what to do to get consistently sized images. However, it seems strange that the camera is doing exactly opposite of what the book says it should do.