Hasselblad XPan

Hasselblad XPan vs XPan II
The Hasselblad XPan was introduced in September 1998 and sold out by the end of 2004. The Hasselblad XPan II was announced April 2003 and discontinued in January 2006. The first change you notice in the XPan II viewfinder is an LCD display showing shutter speed and exposure information. Second curtain flash sync has been added so you can select flash exposure at the beginning or end of the frame. There is now a self-timer with delays of  2 or 10 s, exposure times are increased from B ~ 1/540. They say that IR film performance has been improved. The film rewind offers an option to leave a film tip out of the cassette. A new lens shade is introduced for the 45 and 90 mm lenses with locking device. Diopter lens to be supplied with a locking system. An optional electronic remote release is introduced.

The Hasselblad XPan components:
XPan or XPan II Body
XPan or XPan II w 45 Kit Complete
XPan 30mm f/5.6 ASPH Lens
XPan 45mm f/4 Lens no Hood
XPan 90mm f/4 Lens no Hood 
Tripod Quick Coupler S
XPan Lens Hood 45/90 
XPan Center Density Filter for 45
Diopters -4, -3, -2, neutral, +0.5, +2
XPan Neck Strap
XPan Lens Shade
XPan Spirit Level

Hasselblad Xpan Features and Specifications
The Xpan is a 35 mm film camera. It features a coupled rangefinder. 3 lenses are available. Construction is titanium and aluminum. It's most unique feature is
Dual Format Design. The user can switch between 24x36 mm and 24x65 mm format in the middle of the roll without reloading film. This is called Mid Roll Switching.
    
The camera is made by Fuji in Japan. There it is called a TX-1. The are 2 differences. The Fuji TX-1 is Silver Titanium vs Xpan Charcoal Grey. The Fuji has a wooden grip vs Xpan rubber.The partnership between Hasselblad and Fuji makes a nice fit. Fuji products are always excellent and innovative but they are not as efficient at promoting their cameras outside of Japan.

When you receive your Xpan you will love the packing materials. The lenses come in plastic bubbles just like the old Leica days. The viewfinder has automatic parallax compensation and it automatically changes magnification according to the lens fitted (0.45x with 45 mm lens, 0.66x with 90 mm lens). Accuracy of the finder is said to be 85% or more meaning you will get about 15% more picture than you bargained for.

Features
The auto loading motorized Film transport operates backwards to facilitate Mid Roll Switching. The Xpan winds the film to the end of roll, then it rolls it back into the cassette as you shoot. You get 36, 24 and 12 frames in normal format and up to 20, 13 or 6 frames in panorama format depending on the film length. The motor can fire in single-frame or continuous mode.

The LCD exposure counter is a backlit display showing remaining shots for both formats and a display of the the format mode selected. The camera also counts the total number of frames exposed. To determine exposure history turn the camera off, depress the AEB button abd keep it depressed while you switch the shooting mode selector to 'S'. Each unit of the frame counter signifes 10 exposures. Even cameras fresh out of the box might have 200 shots due to factory testing.

The focal plane shutter fires from B 1/1000 with flash up to 1/125 s. There is a standard cable release socket or Self-timer with 10 second delay. Manual exposure control is by full steps on the body, 1/2 clicks on the lens.

In Aperture Priority auto exposure mode accuracy is in EV1/12 increments measured at the shutter plane, center weighted average.

Exposure compensation EV2 at EV1/2 step intervals or you can let Fuji do it for you.
Auto bracketing: EV1/2 or EV1 step intervals. Order: standard, under, over.

 ISO25 3200 sensitivity, EV1/3 accuracy, EV4 (f4) 19 (f22) (ISO100) working range.
 Film speed: Auto DX setting and manual setting.

The illuminated LCD information shows ISO, time value, auto bracketing, self-timer, battery check and the total frames shot, as we mentioned.

For batteries you will use 2 x Lithium CR2 for 6 volts total.

Camera body:  Length 51 mm (2.04"), Width 166 mm (6.64"), Height 82 mm (3.28").
Weight:  Body 720 g (25.2 oz) (without batteries).
Recommended accessories are the Center Density Filter for the 45 and the Tripod Quick Coupler S.

The XPan Kit was supplied with the following: XPan Body, Duplex Spirit Level, Hasselblad Quick Coupling Plate, Neck Strap, Front Body Protective Cover, Batteries, 45 f/4 Lens, Lens Hood, Front and Rear Lens Caps, Protective Bubble, Instructions.

Hasselblad XPan Kit

Hasselblad XPan Body

 

The Hasselblad XPan 30mm f/5.6 Aspherical  lens (30.4mm True) closes down to f/22. It is multicoated, has 10 elements in 8 groups and accepts 49 mm filters. The focus range is 27.56" to infinity. Length: 2.09 in. Weight: 10.9 oz. Catalogue number: 207-24014.
 
When new the Hasselblad 30mm f/5.6 Aspherical was supplied with: Front + Rear Covers, Lens Hood, Viewfinder with built-in bubble level and frame lines, 58mm Center Density Filter,  Hard Storage Case, Soft Lens Pouch,  Soft Viewfinder Pouch, Instructions.Some authors state that the 30mm is equivalent to a 17mm lens when the XPan is set to panorama. This is not completely accurate. A 30mm lens is always a 30mm lens. Only the film format has changed. The depth of field and perspective remain constantly that of a 30mm lens.

The Hasselblad XPan 45mm f/4 lens (44.7mm True) closes down to f/22. It is multicoated, has 6 components, 8 elements. The focus range is 36 inches to infinity and accepts 49 mm filters. Length: 1.85 in. Weight: 8.23 oz. Catalogue number: 207-24766.

When new it is supplied with: Front + Rear Caps, Protective Bubble, Instructions.
Some authors state that the 45mm is equivalent to a 25mm lens when the XPan is set to panorama. This is not completely accurate. A 45mm lens is always a 45mm lens. Only the film format has changed. The depth of field and perspective remain constantly that of a 45mm lens. 

The Hasselblad XPan 90mm f/4 lens (89.6mm True) closes down to f/22. It is multicoated, has 9 elements in 7 groups. The focus range is 39.37" to infinity and accepts 49 mm filters. Length: 2.88 in. Weight: 12.7 oz. Catalogue number: 207-24723.

When new it is supplied with: Front + Rear Caps, Protective Bubble, Instructions.

Some authors state that the 90mm is equivalent to a 50mm lens when the XPan is set to panorama. This is not completely accurate. A 90mm lens is always a 90mm lens. Only the film format has changed. The depth of field and perspective remain constantly that of a 90m lens. 

Hasselblad XPan Lens Specifications

Lens

30mm 5.6 -22 ASPH

45mm f4-22

90mm f4-22

Filters

58mm

49mm

49mm

Elements

10 in 8 Groups

6 in 8 Groups

9 in 7 Groups

Focus

1.0m~Infinity

.7m~Infinity

1.0m~Infinity

35 Equivalent Panor.

17mm

25mm

50mm

Viewing Angle Panor.

94Diagonal/97Horiz.

51D/47H

27/23

Viewing Angle 35mm

72D/62H

74D/71H

42/40

Weight

310 g (10.9 oz)

235 g (8.23 oz)

365 g (12.7 oz)

Size

length 53 mm,
60 mm wide

length 47 mm, 
60 mm wide

length 73 mm, 
60 mm wide


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