We always make a beeline to camera manufacturer’s websites when it’s announced that they have released their camera manuals in HTML and PDF formats.
The days when you could figure all the features of any new camera out by simply turning it on and making a few shots are long gone and a good read of the user manual in print, HTML as a website or as a downloadable PDF document is a necessity nowadays.
We’re not the only ones who’ve been asking, nay begging, Fujifilm to add the 4:3 and 5:4 aspect ratios to all its cameras regardless of their sensor size.
The 4:3 aspect ratio, 3:4 in vertical portrait orientation, is a much easier one to work with in general compared to Fujifilm XF cameras’ too-narrow 2:3 default aspect ratio which we’ve always found a little too in-between 1: 1 and 16:9 with none of the image design virtues of either.
We learned to design images of all kinds by studying paintings of all eras via postcards, books and eventually in real life at art galleries and museums in the northern hemisphere.
If so many superb artists and photographers of the past and present found 4:3 and 5:4 more appropriate for their work whether in vertical or horizontal orientation then they clearly have their virtues.
- B&H Affiliate Link – click here to research and purchase or pre-order your choice of camera, lens and accessories from this article. We recommend the X-T5 in combination with the 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens and MHG-XT5 hand grip as an excellent prime lens-oriented starter kit for photography or with the 18-120mm f/4.0 LM PZ WR zoom lens for videography.
- B&H Affiliate Link – FUJIFILM MHG-XT5 Metal Hand Grip for XT-5 Mirrorless Camera
- B&H Affiliate Link – FUJIFILM X-T5 Mirrorless Camera
- B&H Affiliate Link – FUJIFILM XF 18-120mm f/4 R LM PZ WR Lens
- B&H Affiliate Link – FUJIFILM XF 30mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro Lens
- Fujifilm DSC – Fujifilm X-T5 Owner’s Manual – HTML – English
- Fujifilm DSC – Fujifilm X-T5 Owner’s Manual – PDF – English
- Wikipedia – Aspect ratio (image)