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January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann


 

Hasselblad XPan 
Focal Length Comparison

The XPan currently has been on the market for two years (as of early 2001) and has 3 lenses available for it. These are a 30mm, a 45mm and a 90mm. There have been rumours of a 135mm lens for quite a while and it now looks like there will indeed be such a lens available some time later in the year.

The difference between the coverage that these lenses provide isn’t immediately obvious by the focal lengths, as most of us are not familiar with what these numbers mean in the context of a wide-format camera such as this. 

Here then are three frames shot from the same location‚ a view of Maggie Valley in western South Carolina, taken in October, 2000.

30mm

45mm

90mm

Michael Reichmann

Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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