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Discussion in 'Panoramic Cameras and Accessories' started by david b, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. david b

    david b Member

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    Hey...we've got a nice new home.

    Thanks Sean.
     
  2. Nicole

    Nicole Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  3. photobum

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    Let me be the first to bitch. I use a Linhof 612. So at 2:1 this means I'm still homeless? What autocrat came up with 2.5:1?

    OK I'm vented. I still sent in this years subscription.
     
  4. Petzi

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    You belong to medium format. What makes you think your camera is panoramic?
     
  5. Thomassauerwein

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    So if I get a new lense does that mean I Xpand?
     
  6. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member

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    It must be designed to avoid people like me - who uses a 35W back on a Bronica ETRS: 24x54mm negative size = 2.25:1.

    Almost made it.

    But I'll get my own back by taping half a roll of 120 FP4+ in my 30x40cm camera and get a 6x40cm panorama!
     
  7. anFyJ

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    Me too, Horizon 202, 24x58 mm => 2.41:1.

    -t
     
  8. claytume

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    For me aspect ratio has a lot to do with where you started. If you started with 6x6 then even 6x9 or 35mm can look panoramic to your eyes. I started at the other end doing 8:1 panoramics with Cirkut cameras. Coming from that extreme 6x17 doesn't look very panoramic to me.

    When I shoot 617 I always crop a bit off the top to stretch the format a bit, I like a 4:1 minimum.

    Clayton
     
  9. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member

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    Clayton, the horizon 'round here is never that flat.

    Of the 100+ shots I've made with the 35W back, more than half were vertical...
     
  10. david b

    david b Member

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    Okay, enough about your cameras.

    Let's talk about the xpan.

    (just kidding.) (not really.)
     
  11. Thomassauerwein

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    Clay, Ole, The camera has its own feel to it. Yes as a pano it does not add up. But as a hand held street walking fast handling camera it is remarkable! Pop in film set exposure and go. The larger cameras, Sure they are great, I have a pano back for my LF (well 4x5) also but it is nice to run and gun at times and this guy makes it really easy.
     
  12. claytume

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    Ole, it's the same here, hills everywhere and I've never done a single vertical panorama.

    Clayton
     
  13. Stephanie Brim

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    I'm kind of wanting to fashion a panoramic pinhole camera...24mmx80mm. I'd count, right? :wink:
     
  14. david b

    david b Member

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    Go for it Stephanie.
     
  15. ben1

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    What exactly is the ratio of the xpan panoramic frame?

    i think its more than 2.5:1 ..??
     
  16. PKM-25

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    True, until you start climbing high peaks, loading Kodachrome 25 in it, etc.
     
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    1:2,71
     
  18. sherpa

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    xpan2 + 30mm + rvp 100
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