out of 5
This camera is everything I thought it wold be and more!
3/20/2004 11:20:38 AM
M. Denis Hill
out of 5
I owned a Fuji G617, which was very productive for me. I was just about finished building a custom wide-field camera based on a Stereo Realist body (100mm wide image!) when the XPan came out. I own the 45mm and 90mm lenses. This is a great camera, gets lots of shots my customers like. I use it primarily for scenic photography. I use the 45mm without the center filter, which is risky, but OK if you understand how far to stop down and how composition influences possible vignetting. The metering works well, and the camera is quick. I use a Really Right Stuff right angle bracket and Foba ball head with the camera. If you use this camera, get a bubble level for the shoe. Also, don't overlook the possibilities of using flash fill! While you're at it, join the International Association of Panoramic Photographers (www.panphoto.com).