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01-09-11, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
I agree with Geoff, just print on A4 and trim to suit.
Back in the good (?) old days there was a plethora of paper sizes, 2½ x 3½, 3½ x 5, Postcard, 5 x 7, 6¼ x 8½, 8 x 10, 10 x 12, 12 x 16, 16 x 20. Most of these were arrived at to fit the film formats of the day, 127, 120, 35mm, Quarter-Plate, 4x5, Half-Plate, Full-Plate and 8x10 but it was a mess. Obviously Picture Frame sizes followed suit.
Around the earlier 70's someone decided that a ratio of 4:5 was the 'Ideal Format' and a few cameras sprang up to provide that ratio. Of course a new paper size of 4 x 5 arrived and 8 x 10 became the industry standard - but not for long. Europe to the rescue, along came the A series; A0, A1 etc and A4 is now the current Euro standard.
America is still stubbornly hanging onto inches, gallons and pounds will still take at least another decade to wake up and metricate. The camera market will follow suit and we will then see sensor ratios change to suite the A format.
Frame sizes are, of course, already available in A series.
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