Got my first roll of XPan images back today aand I was very impressed. I definitely need to get the centerweight filter for the 45mm, you can some serious light drop off on the outer edges in this image, but still, the panoramic format is so cool. I did some traditional landscapes with it, but also shot some action stuff in the woods (I’ll post tomorrow) and those worked out well too. The biggest issue was modifying my scanner to scan the panoramic frames. It’s still not dialed in.
For those who don’t know about the XPan, it a Hassleblad 35mm camera with an option to create panoramic frames, basically a double 35mm frame that’s as wide a medium format but only as tall as 35mm. So it’s either very wide or very tall. In any event, it can be switched back and forth on the same roll, shoot both chrome and print, and has three different lens options. I have the 45 and 90mm. I’ll see if I can shoot some cyclo-cross with it this weekend, that ought to be fun.
Mellow day in the office, finished an article, solidified a couple more, and sent out some image requests. Also, and this is big, I got my new chair, or should I say ball. I got a workout ball to sit on as it looked like an economical, dynamic way to sit. It only cost $30 so if I hate it, no big deal. I just could not bring myself to drop $600 on an Aeron chair, instead I got a couple new pairs of Adilette sandals off the adidas originals site, my old ones had kicked it somew time ago. I jusst read in CycleSport that one of the old wives tales in Euro cycling is to avoid walking barefoot, with two new sets of flip-flops I’m safe.