has anyone used the hasselblad xpan?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Dirck Halstead : One Thread
is the hasselblad xpan worth the obscene amount of that they are asking?
i am a documentary photographer currently using leicas. recently, i have been quite taken with the look of the xpan. but i am concerned about potential problems with the camera, particularly the dual format system, under working conditions. it looks very sexy but is it worth the expense?
can anyone help?
-- joshua (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 06, 2000
If you've got Leica's, how can anything else seem expensive?
I haven't used the X-pan, although I did pick up an old Widelux about a year ago and have found the panoramic format very rewarding. It is a completely different animal than any type of wide angle for a normal format 35, and it has been a great addition to my Leica bag
-- Rick Musacchio (email@example.com), November 06, 2000.
I've used the xpan on numerous occasions. It's sweet- no problems of any kind under all kinds of conditions. Optically outstanding. I have had nothing but good results from it. ( Light years ahead of the Widelux, which was good in its day...) G
-- Gene Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 07, 2000.
Have just got mine and am delighted! Meter underexposed a tad but increadible images.
-- Roger de la Harpe (email@example.com), December 18, 2000.
Great camera, great optics, easy to use... Read my full review:-
-- Chris Groenhout (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 2001.
I've been using the X-Pan for abt a year now. Great camera and the lenses are really sweet. I've ended up now with 2 bodies and all three lenses. Go visit my website to be convinced: http://www.alanleephotos.com
-- Alan Lee (email@example.com), July 29, 2002.