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Used fujifilm tx-1 hasselblad x-pan Craigslist
« on: June 03, 2014, 10:42:12 PM »
Hello all saw on my local Craigslist a listing for the camera mentioned in the title and was looking for advice on it.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/pho/4478037384.html
I saw Kai of DigitalRev using something similar to this http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=38plXCYCvKQ
Any idea if this is a good deal? Is it hard to get film for these? Is it hard to get film developed for this camera? The photos Kai took were pretty cool with this camera and it made me want to try one and sure enough there's someone selling one locally. Thanks guys
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Re: Used fujifilm tx-1 hasselblad x-pan Craigslist
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 11:35:50 PM »
Great camera but it has had its day.

It uses regular 35mm, 135 format, film, developing is not difficult but can't be done through some machines, they don't understand the wider frame.

The trouble with them is to get any kind of quality from it you need to get good scans and again, most automatic machines can't handle the frame size, so it is speciaised and expensive. Or you do the scanning yourself which is time consuming and frustrating, well I found it was and gave up very quickly.

Though it takes a gorgeous picture, especially on slide film, in my opinion it isn't worth the trouble.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 09:17:43 PM »
Ok thank you for the very detailed reply.  You answered all my questions. I will pass on it and spend my money a better way.  Thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 09:37:22 PM »
Ok thank you for the very detailed reply.  You answered all my questions. I will pass on it and spend my money a better way.  Thanks again!

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 11:49:24 PM »
It would be a nice and fun camera to own,  but you'd have to wonder if it would add much to your photography.  I'd agree with the above about scanning at home - it can get very frustrating very quickly.  But if it is possible to scan the negatives at the time of development, you might be pleasantly surprised by the results.  (Of course, you can always print nice images from the negatives.)

Personally, I'm waiting for something like a Linhof Technorama 617 to come into that price bracket. 
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Re: Used fujifilm tx-1 hasselblad x-pan Craigslist
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 11:43:39 AM »
Here is a great page by a fan of this camera:  http://www.fototheque.com/xpan/

The depressing part about your sale for me was that the 90mm lens only works out to about the equivalent of a 50mm lens on a standard 35mm scale (film or full frame digital).  The 30mm lens (17mm equivalent) talked about on there would be quite fun, though.

For $900, you could spend it better on current gear and get more immediate results. 
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