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Subject: [Leica] OT equipment: Xpan 30mm vs. PC Nikkor 28
From: leowesson at (leo wesson)
Date: Sat Apr 14 04:59:46 2007
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I've shot some with the 30, it's a really nice lens.  If you can find  
one for a price that you can afford, you won't regret it.  It's the  
lens that works best on the xpan.


On Apr 14, 2007, at 12:32 AM, Richard wrote:

> This is OT equipments, but I also know a number of you use or have  
> used XPan/XPan-2 etc. I am considering getting an XPan 30mm lens.  
> Unfortunately, it's at least $2500 and often higher. I can probably  
> get a used PC-Nikkor 28/3.5 plus a Nikon-Xpan adapter for around  
> $1000. That and a 15mm Heliar external VF should cover just about  
> as much film circle as the XPan 30mm.
> PROs of a PC Nikkor solution:
> - ~40% of the price
> - 3.5 vs. 5.6 widest aperture (vignetting issue unknown)
> PROs of a XPan solution:
> - smaller and lighter (how much?)
> - rangefinder coupled
> - built as part of the system.
> Thoughts? Experience?
> // richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly,  
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