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04/19/2009 12:19:33 PM · #1
Can anyone tell me how to change the aspect ratio on a Nikon D300? I've got a shoot this afternoon and for the life of me can't find how to set my camera for a 5:4 aspect ratio. I find dozens of sites saying I can "easily" do it, but none that actually say HOW. Help!!!!
04/19/2009 12:55:50 PM · #2
Probably in the manual

eta: I'm downloading it, and I'll have a look.

Message edited by author 2009-04-19 12:56:54.
04/19/2009 12:58:10 PM · #3
Just keep everything within the curvy lines in the viewfinder, that is pretty much 4x5.
04/19/2009 01:03:31 PM · #4
Originally posted by rob_smith:

Just keep everything within the curvy lines in the viewfinder, that is pretty much 4x5.


Curvy lines in the viewfinder are always good...reminds me of last weekend's shoot with a girl I know.
04/19/2009 01:08:53 PM · #5
I looked in the manual and could only find things on cropping the image AFTER it has been shot using a crop aspect ratio. According to websites I've read, the camera was supposed to have a 5:4 shooting mode where the viewfinder "magically" shrinks to only show you what fits in the 5:4 aspect.
04/19/2009 01:11:32 PM · #6
Originally posted by lkn4truth:

I looked in the manual and could only find things on cropping the image AFTER it has been shot using a crop aspect ratio. According to websites I've read, the camera was supposed to have a 5:4 shooting mode where the viewfinder "magically" shrinks to only show you what fits in the 5:4 aspect.


Yeah, that's all I could find, too. Sorry.
04/19/2009 01:14:07 PM · #7
Thanks for looking. Perhaps it was a feature that was PLANNED for the camera but never happened. All the sites I found talking about it said "the camera WILL have that feature" but none talking about how it DOES have that feature.
04/19/2009 01:30:06 PM · #8
you can't shoot at 5:4, but you can crop photos in-camera under the Retouch -> Trim menu
02/02/2010 08:44:30 PM · #9
As Jazzmik says,
go into trim in re-touch,find your pics you wish to convert and hit (ok)
then now all you do is rotate your command dial( on the back upper right)
then you have the choice 3:2,4:3 then finally 5:4
Great Camera !
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