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  1. andrei
    January 11, 2023 @ 9:32 am

    nice article 🙂

    recently i’ve also been enjoying the 2.4:1 crop, like the x-pan format. i started by cropping images, then researching panoramic film cameras, then i tried some 3d printed mask that goes between the sensor and the lens, but that really didn’t work…

    today i should be getting the Sirui 50mm f1.8 1.33x Anamorphic lens which i’m excited to test. desqueezed, the image would be a 2:1 aspect ratio or, when shot in 16:9 in the camera, it becomes a 2.4:1…i’m getting it purely for photo as i don’t shoot any video and i’m curious if it could work or it’s not worth the hassle and cropping an image is still the way to go…


  2. Josh
    April 13, 2023 @ 12:12 am

    Hi! You might be interested in this video – it describes how you get the XPan frame lines on a Fuji camera. I’m not sure if it’s exactly it, but looks close. I’m keen to experiment with this approach:


  3. DavidA
    April 13, 2023 @ 6:47 am

    Great video , when I wrote the original article I had not tried the 24 frame which works really well, I have had the crop as a pre set in Lightroom since version 1. Thank you I think many people offer a prayer up to Fuji for crop lines in xpan format.


  4. Tony Andersen
    December 23, 2023 @ 6:50 pm

    A digital Hasselblad XPAN III was developed in 2015, with a special 55 x 20mm sensor and XPAN lens adapter. But as the sensor was slow and not up to video, it was scrapped and the 44×33 sensor was used instead, and the model was released as the 4116 edition.


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