Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/17[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
George Huczek wrote: > You can get more details about this camera on the Hasselblad website > <>http://www.hasselblad.com/> Can you give the full URL for the page on the Xpan as I can't seem to find it. Perhaps my service provider has the index page cached from the last time I looked... > There is one "feature" that the camera has that really puzzles me. The > film rewinds into the cassette mid-roll while shooting, so that if the > camera back is accidentally opened, the exposed film is not ruined. The > camera can tell which formats have been used to get the film back to the > end of the roll to finish off the remaining frames. I think you are misinterpreting what is meant. The film is wound fully out of the cartridge when you first load it. Each exposed frame is then wound back into the cartridge as it is taken so that if you open the back mid roll, the exposed frames are in the cartridge and the unexposed film is wound round the take-up spool. The film that gets fogged is therefore the unexposed film, although if you think about the camera design I would expect the last exposed frame to get fogged too as it will not be fully wound into the cartridge if the camera is set for normal 35mm frame size... Looks an interesting camera. If the lenses were faster it would make a compelling alternative to a Leica M. Simon.