XPan Aspect Ratio

I was watching a YouTube video today about the Hasselblad XPan. The XPan is a circa 1998, 35mm film camera that takes panoramic images by exposing a wide aspect ratio onto 35mm film. It’s a camera that is still in high demand and as such commands an asoundingly high price. It’s simple enough to copy the 2.7:1 aspect ratio by cropping in Lightroom and there are even some digital cameras that will do an in-camera crop to this format.

I spent some time this afternoon going through the last few months of my catalog looking for photos that would work in this format. I found quite a few photos that I think work really well in this format including some that I didn’t really know what to do with in more standard formats. I may have got a little overzealous in picking so many photos, chalk it up to novelty. I like the results, it’s a format I’m adding to my repitoire!

Up next A B&W BC Day Aerial Vistas
Latest posts Clarity In The Fog Epic Kits Beach, Monochromes Kits Beach, Late Afternoon Night Light Stat Beach Walk Ad Hoc Morning Appointment Autumn Hues Dunbar Trick or Treat Jericho Golden Hour Seawall Sunday Morning Down Highbury, Up Dunbar When September Ends Overcast Jericho Morning Saturday Morning, Whistler Village Sidney Pier End of Summer Getaway Sunday Street Scenes Ferry Terminal Wide But Not Far An Ordinary Evening Recent Phone Favorites Iona Jetty, Color Selects Iona Jetty Monochromes A Complicated Relationship 9 to 5 Sailings 30 Minutes In Chinatown Granville Street Morning Busy Couple of Weeks April Beach Weather A Stroll Around Dunbar & QE Annex