Fujifilm TX-1/Hasselblad X-Pan Review

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Many love X-Pan and the costs have gone approach up lately, however I solely just lately received into the format with the GFX100 because it gives loads of further megapixels to make use of. X-Pan is primarily seen as a Hasselblad format, however Fujifilm additionally launched an X-Pan digicam the TX-1. Amazon and B&H Photo carry used XPAN cameras if you happen to’re searching for one. Above is a prolonged assessment of the TX-1 and beneath are excerpts from the assessment.

  • Interchangeable lens
  • 35mm format
  • Fujifilm has a Titanium/aluminum physique that’s champagne coloured
  • There’s a wooden entrance grip that may be swapped for a ruber or customized one
  • Vary Finder digicam
  • Got here with a 45mm f/Four and 90mm f/4
  • There may be additionally a uncommon 30mm wide-angle f/5.6 that requires an exterior viewfinder that’s uncommon and costly
  • You may shoot common 35mm 24x36mm or 24x65mm
  • You may change the format measurement everytime you need
  • Panoramic mode will get 20-21 pictures out of a 36 publicity roll
  • Constructed-in OVF may be very shiny and it adjusts to the lens mounted and has auto parallaxing
  • Focal Plain shutter that goes 1/1000 to eight seconds after which an above transfer (bulb) and self-timer that goes off after 10-seconds
  • TTL solely covers a small space of the middle and it’s a center-weighted averaging meter
  • Should you’re utilizing one thing like slide movie the TTL won’t be correct sufficient
  • ISO might be set computerized with X encoded movie or manually on the entrance
  • There may be an aperture precedence mode/computerized mode/guide mode
  • The sunshine meter is displayed within the OVF by way of +/-/o
  • The chosen shutter velocity is barely displayed on the again on a tiny LCD
  • You may half-press the shutter button to see what shutter velocity is getting used on the again when taking pictures computerized
  • The rear LCD additionally reveals settings and battery energy
  • There may be an publicity compensation dial on the highest proper that goes +2/-2 EV in half stops
  • You may shoot constantly at 3fps commonplace and 2fps in pano
  • The movie counter counts down
  • The digicam makes use of two CR2 batteries offering 6V of energy they usually final a minimum of 20 rolls
  • The lenses are nice and clearly optimized for panoramic taking pictures
  • The lenses have nice nook sharpness and nearly no vignetting on the 45mm, no vignetting on the 90mm and just a few vignetting on the 30mm
  • There may be nearly no distortion throughout the body on any of the lenses and it solely occurs when the photographer doesn’t place the digicam appropriately
  • All three lenses have lovely coloration rendition
  • Superb for landscapes
  • You want loads of mild when taking pictures with this digicam due to the restricted aperture of f/4
  • The lenses are f/Four as a result of they’re medium format lenses so you have to quicker movie or a tripod
  • Panoramic can provide a really cinematic look
  • It may be difficult to get a straight appropriate composition, which may result in heavy distortions
  • The body is big and it may be exhausting to get a pleasant composition
  • You shoot utterly in a different way with this digicam and see the world very in a different way
  • The movie winds into the canister as an alternative of out
  • It’s irritating to not have the shutter velocity within the OVF
  • The one draw back is its value presently may be very excessive
  • It’s an digital digicam so it might simply die on you and turn into a brick

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