The photographic blog of Sean Wood (aka motionid)

The XpanII

little kid over the shoulder

This is another shot taken with Jon's XpanII camera. The fun thing is that it's a rangefinder not unlike my Bessa R2a or Brian's Leica M6 albeit a lot wider and slightly harder to focus. Having said that it makes taking panoramic or wide shots much easier than say the Horizon Perfekt and you tend to get a MUCH nicer, more cinematic feel from the shots than a regular rangefinder (likely the format of the shot and the lack of distortion (horizon problem)). The only downside, and it's a biggy, is the price. Be sure to pick yours up when you have a few thousand dollars spare ;-)