Hassy's go wide?
First thread for me. And I'm kicking off with a kind of a apple or oranges question.
I've lately had a feeling that I need to go wider. And I'm packing 2 systems right now. Hasselblad V and X. All film, no digital.
The V is kind of packed. A 203FE, 50mm, 80mm, 110mm, 350mm.
And the Xpan only has a 45mm.
I really like the 50mm on the V. But it's not as wide as I'd like it. The 45mm on the Xpan is about the same - It's an awesome allround lenses, and I love it! But you know. Sometimes you just feel like you need to go wider...
So coming down to the real nitty gritty - The options.
1) Get a 40mm f4 CFE for the 203FE
2) Get a SWC/M
3) Get a 30mm for the Xpan.
So my thoughts.
1) I'd like the CFE version, so I can still use the built-in meter in the 203FE with out stoping down. Which is slightly more expensive than the CF version. It's lighter (350g) than the 50mm, but slower. It has some distortion, not much, but more than the SWC. If I get this, I might sell the 50mm...
2) It's a SWC! Epic! Though it means there's a new "system". I'd need a light meter (iPhone will solve that though). And from what I've read you either hate it or love it. Afraid I might hate it... I figure it would be best using it on a tripod with the focusing screen. Slowing down the process quite a bit. But that's fine for me. I like my photos taking time.
3) It's even more $$$ Expensive and hard to get! Plus add on's on the Xpan makes it a bit clumsier. It's a lot slower the the other two options. With center filter it's practically a F8(?) lens? But I love the panoramic format! And it's the widest option.
It's really hard. Right now I'm leaning a bit more to a SWC. But the 30mm is calling my name (Or perhaps it's the GAS... Hard to tell some times...).
Anyway, just any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated!