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XPan II Panoramic Camera


Hasselblad

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4 Reviews  

Average Rating: 5 out of 5

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Mary A. McClelland
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member since: 6/6/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This camera takes amazing panoramic photos.
6/11/2006 5:25:11 PM
 
Jim  M. White
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Rating: 5 out of 5
There is nothing out there that can compare to this camera . Shoots Pan or standard 35mm. Lenses from heaven. Find one quick and buy it. They are currently being discontinued by Hasselblad.
2/8/2006 6:18:44 PM
 
Bob Fately

member since: 4/11/2001
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Rating: 5 out of 5
An absolutely great camera, if you're into wide angles and panoramas. Uses 35MM film but exposes a strip that's 24 x 65MM - basically like having a half or third of a medium format image in a body that looks like an oversized rangefinder.

The XPan is built like a tank (it's actually manufactured by Fuji and sold under their name in Japan) and the main lens - a 45MM - is outstandingly sharp and bright. If I sell my house I might buy the ultra-wide 30MM lens - though that will almost certainly demand use of the special center-ND filter Hassy offers as well.

Again, despite its apearance this is not a point & shoot camera - you want to be very deliberate about keeping the horizon straight (they include a 2-way bubble level for that too) and getting that awesome shot.

12/28/2005 12:12:56 PM
 
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Rating: 5 out of 5
The panoramic format is becoming more popular and the Hasselblad exemplifies the state of the art. It's heavily built and compact format is outstanding and feels great to use. This is the only 35mm format camera that Hasselblad makes. The lenses are medium format lenses and render sharpness noticeably sharper than traditional 35mm lenses.
8/21/2004 5:58:09 PM
 

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