THE 65:24 ASPECT RATIO
Used by the Hasselblad Xpan and the Fuji TX-1 panoramic rangefinder film cameras, this aspect ratio which consists roughly in two 35mm frames side by side, has achieved cult status, especially with the revival that film photography has seen over the course of the last decade.
65:24 opens the door to a new world. A world of science-fiction movie stills, a more self-indulgent world fed by retro aesthetics, inviting long walks, camera in hand, listening to Synthwave or Sci-fi soundtracks while letting the music and the wide frame guide my eye.
This aspect ratio fosters and/or renews my creativity. It makes me feel young again, in a photographic sense.
I could have chosen any kind of panoramic ratio, but the fact that 65:24 is a native crop option of my Fuji GFX 50R speaks to me. Looking at the world directly in the output ratio forces you to think differently, to jump through different hoops while looking in the viewfinder.
WITH INTO THE WIDE, THERE IS NO WORK, IT'S ALL PLAY
(Images from the GFX 50R in native 65:24 or from other cameras, then cropped in post).