xpan lenses

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  1. david b

    david b Member

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    I just purchased an xpan with 45mm and 90mm lenses and they did not come with a center filter.

    Will I need one?
     
  2. Loose Gravel

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    I'm shooting BW and with the 45mm I don't see any problems. Certainly the 90mm will be okay. Save your money for film.
     
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    The 90 is no problem, with the 45mm if your under F11 no problem, check the hasselblad web site for FAQ on the Xpan, it is a great camera.
     
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    I've read mixed replies. Some say you need it. Some say you don't.
     
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    David, time for you to cast the deciding vote.
     
  6. david b

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    Yes Indeed!!!
     
  7. david b

    david b Member

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    Hey Loose,
    where are your photos?
     
  8. Loose Gravel

    Loose Gravel Member

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    On my desk.
     
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    I bought a Center density for the 45. The focus is really strange, not really sharp almost a double focus. I've found it easier to shoot past f11 and carry a monopod for slower shutter speeds. The weird focus combined with 1 stop loss of light really makes the center density kind of useless. There is a definate image circle fall off that if you don't want it willl dissapoint once you see the film.
     
  10. david b

    david b Member

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    well...here i go spending money again.

    xpan plus 45mm and 90mm $1300
    xpan neg carrier $160
    xpan center filter $250
    hiding all of this from my girlfriend ... deadly
     
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    I don't have the manual yet but how do you check the film counter?
     
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    You won't be disappointed. I've shot both with and without the filter. With is far better in my opinion.

    Enjoy,

    Bill
     
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    The manual I got was a joke.

    The film counter is in the top window. It tells how many frames of the current size set are left. On a 36 roll, there are 20 long frames.
     
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    How many "long frames" on a roll of 24?
     
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    20/36 * 24 = 13.3
     
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    Yes...13 on a 24 roll.
     
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    GOOGLE is your frined
    The manual (in french) here:
    http://xpan.free.fr/documentation.htm