One of the unexpected benefits of getting a Leica D Lux 3 was the aspect ratio feature. One the lens I can go with a 4:3, 3:2 or the long and sleek 16:9 to crop. Before that I would crop with reckless abandonment. Now I try to rarely crop unless I absolutely have to with my little Leica. Then I got an iPhone and was impressed with the decent quality of image. It might be a while before you see an iPhone taken image for a cover of a magazine, but it does lend itself to it’s own unique aesthetic. Since I had aspect ratio’s on my mind I thought it might be interesting to see the iPhone ratio in comparison to the Leica ratio’s. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed to see that the iPhone uses a 4:3 ratio. I was hoping to find that they had created their own unique ratio. It would have been subtle, but if they had chosen something slightly different they could have created their own branded framed image.
My original four images can be seen at flickr.