Hasselblad XPan 35mm in NYC (35mm Panoramic Camera)


Hasselblad XPan

For my second NYC photography workshop in January 2016 I focused on using available light on location to light a model. This was normally daylight during the day then any existing light sources we could find for the night shoots.  I chose not to carry lights and the heavier bulkier Hasselblad 501 medium format camera and instead took my new Hasselblad Xpan 35mm panoramic film camera. A rangefinder camera like my Leica cameras.

The Hasselblad XPan 35mm has panoramic mode (24x65mm) and shoots two 35mm frames side by side and also the standard film negative size of 35mm (24x35mm). Here are some example Hasselblad XPan 35mm photos in New York split by film stock.

Hasselblad Xpan 35mm Photos

1. XPan Panoramic Mode Photos (24x65mm):

I think this is how most people use the Hasselblad XPan 35mm camera – as a panoramic film camera.  I found it perfect in New York with the cityscape backdrop.

1.1 35mm Kodak Eastman Double-X (5222) / Cinestill BWXX







Hasselblad XPan + BWXX
Hasselblad XPan Panoramic Landscape
Hasselblad XPan + Cinestill BWXX
Cinematic Look - Hasselblad XPan
Hasselblad XPan NYC
Cinestill BWXX / Double-X 5222
Day Dreamer  - BWXX in NYC
Hasselblad XPan Street Photography
XPan City Lights

1.2 35mm Kentmere 100 Film








Brooklyn Bridge New York Panoramic
Brooklyn Bridge XPan Panoramic
Hasselblad XPan NYC Cityscape
Brooklyn Bridge - Xpan 2
Hasselblad Xpan Testing

1.3 35mm Cinestill 800T Film




XPan + Cinestill 800T Portrait
Cinestill 800T Film Landscape
Hasselblad XPan + Cinestill 800T

1.4 35mm Kodak Portra 400 Film

Hasselblad XPan Portra Portrait
Hasselblad XPan Cityscape
Hasselblad XPan 45mm
XPan in New York
Hasselblad XPan in NYC


2. XPan Standard (Crop) Mode Photos (24x35mm):

Another way to use the Hasselblad XPan 35mm panoramic camera is to shoot it like a normal 35mm camera in “crop” mode.  This produces photos with the same dimensions as a standard 35mm film camera like my Leica M3.  For my portrait photography the Hasselblad Xpan panoramic crop is not normally ideal so i probably use the camera in crop mode more than others do.

2.1 35mm Kodak Eastman Double-X (5222) / Cinestill BWXX

Hasselblad XPan 35mm Portrait + BWXX
Hasselblad XPan 90mm Portrait
Hasselblad XPan 90mm Portrait

2.2 35mm Cinestill 800T Film

Hasselblad XPan 90mm Portrait

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10 thoughts on “Hasselblad XPan 35mm in NYC (35mm Panoramic Camera)”

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  2. Robert H. Bruce

    Wow, the X-Pan portraits are cinematic! I love all the all scenery that is included but it helps narrate a bit of a story! The film choice is outstandingly brash. Some photographers specialize in one film, but you succeeded in using a wide array of film and these helped put texture to your environmental portraits!

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