An XPan Retrospective

I spent six years as the caretaker of a Hasselblad XPan, one of the most unique cameras ever made. It was a rangefinder camera that used 35mm film to capture a frame roughly 2x the size of a standard 4:3 ratio frame. Instead of 36mm x 24mm negative, you got a 65mm x 24mm negative. This is the same height as any standard 35mm negative, but the extreme width made for an utterly unique perspective in a single frame.