Xpan or crop from MF?

Discussion in 'XPan' started by domenico, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. domenico

    domenico New Member

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    Hi there! I am thinking of buying an xpan because I really like pano format and xpan has always been in my dreams.
    Recently I read a post from a guy who was claiming that xpan format (24x65 on 35mm) is equivalent to a crop from MF negative (let's say for example a crop from a 120 roll shot with a 35mm on a 6x4.5 camera).
    I said 'no way', but now I am not so sure...
    Xpan's 45 mm covers an angle of 71 degrees horizontally, while the 35 mm of a Pentax 645 covers an angle of 77 degrees. Not this big difference. Now, if I shoot with Pentax 35mm and then I crop under the enlarger, do I really get the same picture of an Xpan?
    Did I miss anything in my reflection? :confused:
    Thank you
    Domenico
     
  2. blowupster

    blowupster Well-Known Member

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    It's rather close, but different:

    The xpan make 65mm wide (versus 56mm) pictures and is a relatif light camera ideal for sreet pictures.
     
  3. noisycheese

    noisycheese Member

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    I cannot recommend the XPAN highly enough. Both the camera and the format are unique; there's nothing else like it out there.
     
  4. swissblad

    swissblad Well-Known Member

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    Ditto, the Xpan really is something special - I would really give it a try - it is a unique experience.
     
  5. Cyril Jayant

    Cyril Jayant Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Swissblade, above , and Xpan is a unique camera ... a great format which is quite interesting. I love it and like to tell it is worth trying and see the photos in this perspectives .
     

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