Aspect ratio of 35mm film

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  1. Hair Bear

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    When processing my pics and looking at crops etc is there a ratio for the print like 2:1?

    What is the 35mm film ratio?
     
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    I do not understand your first question. A print can be any size you wish and can be cropped to any ratio you desire. 'Standard' print sizes include 4" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 6" x 9", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", etc. I usually print full-frame 35mm negatives at 6" x 9", though for compositional purposes I may print to an entirely different size and ratio, such as 3" x 9.5" [6:19 ratio]. The ratio of a print size is simply the dimensions reduced to [or increased to] the smallest whole numbers. The ratio of an 8" x 10" print is 4:5.

    35mm film ratio: a standard 35mm negative or slide measures 1" x 1.5". Doubling these numbers to eliminate decimals gives a ratio of 2:3.
     
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    Thanks for the film ratio part

    as to the bit you don't uderstand:-
    I'm going through a roll of film and looking at crops, in order to keep them all consistant in size, look and feel I wanted to know if there was a standard ratio.

    From what i understand of you answer there isn't, you feel its dependant on the picture - this make sense to me.
     
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    Yup. Each negative can require a different ratio [crop] to make the best possible print composition. Forcing all prints into the same ratio is a bit like asking everyone to wear the same size of shoe. And in stating standard sizes and ratios, I forgot to note that some 6x6cm users, myself included, take delight in composing to 1:1.
     

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