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I have been an enthusiast for wide aspect ratio (panoramic) photography for many years. I have owned, used and shot with a range of cameras, including theHasselblad Xpan,Fuji 617, andNoblex 150UX. But with the advent of digital I slowly sold off most of my film cameras (I must say that I regret selling the Xpan the most). But my interest in wide aspect ratio images remains, and from time to time I've donestitchingwith Photoshop (the new stitching capability in CS3 is amazing) and with various stand-alone products.

But over the past year or two a couple of photographers attending my photographic expeditions have been using theSeitz Roundshot 28/220, and it captured my imagination.

The Roundshot require a bit of explanation. In fact the Roundshot requiresa lot of explanation.

Firstly, it's a bit of a strange duck. The camera shoots 120 or 220 format film, yet uses a 35mm format lens. Though it can be ordered with a Nikon, Leica R or Contax lens mount, the only focal length...

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