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Frank Jackson on Street Photography I am happy and excited to announce a new RFF forum on Street Photography mentored by Frank Jackson, one of the best producers of analog B/W prints I have ever seen. His shows include the Open Shutter Gallery, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. His images are in the collections of Smithsonian Ogden Museum of Southern Art, California Afro American Museum and Xavier University New Orleans LA. He has worked for or has been featured with Visa Card, Xerox, UCLA, Eric Owen Moss, Architect, Hasselblad Forum (cover),Gordon Parks, Muhammed Ali, Million Man March Wash. DC, Lionel Hampton, jazz legion photographer , 1995-2002, Stevie Wonder, B+W Magazine (British version) twice, Rangefinder Magazine, Dahon Bicycles, Arelli Wheels, Real Product Design, Automobile Club of Southern California. Frank's online images are at fotographz.500px.com and fotographzfrankjackson.tumblr.com . "While on this diverse photographic journey…I have to say during this whole time my love for fine art black and white photography kept growing. I always found time to shoot in different cities and my own personal work…this has sustained me through some very tough times. As of 2012, with the help of a very good friend I maintain a state-of-the-art dream darkroom. The darkroom helps greatly in the on-going practice of understanding “the light”, being able to process film and print drives me to keep my digital photography “organic”. I’m curious visually and shooting what’s, what on the street feeds this curiosity. Everyday I walk out my front door to “see” the world with a digital camera, a film camera, the “cup” and an open mind (mostly).

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Old 03-05-2015   #1
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XPan Street Photography

Ned's thread, where he proclaimed his love of the XPan, reminded me how much I use it and love it, as well.
In that spirit, here's a few images made with that amazing camera...they are from various places, my own city or overseas and anywhere in between. The only commonality is the camera and the approach to making images with it...love to hear your thoughts.











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Sorry to do this Colin, never usually keen when I see it done but 3,4 and 5 really stand out in this format for me. I've always wanted to give the xpan a go but never found a good example when I've had the spare cash - a really intriguing format that hopefully one day I'll get to play around with.

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The XPan is quite possibly the sharpest lens I've ever used. It's a real joy to print those negatives.
Mine is being repaired right now but I hope to have it ready for a trip I'm making next month...just a marvelously designed camera - imagine, the ability to switch at any time from panoramic to regular format.
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New tab opened. Ebay. Blame Colin.
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Mine is being repaired right now but I hope to have it ready for a trip I'm making next month...just a marvelously designed camera - imagine, the ability to switch at any time from panoramic to regular format.
Hi Colin, may I know where did you send it out for repair?
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Sweet stuff. Love that cinema like feel.
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Good thread Colin and some interesting pictures. I also like the Xpan a lot.


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I traded my Xpan for a Rolleiflex 2.8E but yeah I foresee myself buying another one in a year or two

great thread, here's some of mine, taken with the 45mm
Scan-130725-0005 by earl.dieta, on Flickr

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...vertical photography with this camera are a challenge but the Xpan is pure
cinematic love. (just recent sold the 90mm lens for this camera, I can't live without the 30mm and 45mm)















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Hi Colin, may I know where did you send it out for repair?
A guy in Toronto recommended by a friend. Be happy to let you know the details if you want to send me a PM.
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Wow, I really like all the images posted here. Something about this camera just brings out the best, perhaps.

I'd love to get the 30mm for this camera but it's very expensive (small wonder, since it's got to project a wide angle medium-format view in a 35mm body) but I do have the 90mm in addition to the 45mm - curious to give that a try.





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I wish I was faster when an XPan was posted up in the classifieds here a few months ago. It was a really good price too. I'll have to make do with my Pentax 67 and a 35mm conversion kit which is incredibly inconvenient to unload - I have to carry a changing bag to do it!
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cinematic

These are beautiful, they have a real cinematic quality, full of motion, great color, wonderful bw.
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I should use my XPan more often ...
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Sweet Frank. Love the light and shadows in the basketball game and the vertical is very nice indeed. Great series.
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Nice photos in this thread!

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1024) {this.width=1024;this.alt='Click here to see a large version';}" onmouseover="if(this.alt) this.style.cursor='pointer';" onclick="if(this.alt) window.open('https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7110/7089276541_eb5008d938_c.jpg');" border="0">201204-08-XPAN-45-400_36-1600ISO-010 Kopie by maddoc2003jp, on Flickr

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Wow, I really like all the images posted here. Something about this camera just brings out the best, perhaps.

I'd love to get the 30mm for this camera but it's very expensive (small wonder, since it's got to project a wide angle medium-format view in a 35mm body) but I do have the 90mm in addition to the 45mm - curious to give that a try.

1024) {this.width=1024;this.alt='Click here to see a large version';}" onmouseover="if(this.alt) this.style.cursor='pointer';" onclick="if(this.alt) window.open('http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/2/3/1/7/5/temple_bicycle_apug.jpg');" border="0"> 1024) {this.width=1024;this.alt='Click here to see a large version';}" onmouseover="if(this.alt) this.style.cursor='pointer';" onclick="if(this.alt) window.open('http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/2/3/1/7/5/temple_bicycle_apug.jpg');" border="0">

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A few others on my website colincorneau.com under "Galleries" and either China or Nepal.
I had the 30mm/5.6 and 90mm/4.0 for my XPAN and found that I used the 45mm/4.0 probably 90% of the time. The 30mm and 90mm ended up being traded in to help finance my Leica M240. I do long for the 30mm from time to time, though. I think that I will replace it some day, if I can find a nice used copy.

Your images are just great, Colin. They have made me realize that I need to get my XPAN out and use her more often, which I'm going to do. Thanks for showcasing the XPAN camera's capabilities!!
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Love 'em. All unique but all great in their own way. Is there anything nicer than expertly-shot B&W film?
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Love 'em. All unique but all great in their own way. Is there anything nicer than expertly-shot B&W film?
Agree and no thee is nothing nicer. I always loved Rodinal 1:50 and Tri-X.
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I had the 30mm/5.6 and 90mm/4.0 for my XPAN and found that I used the 45mm/4.0 probably 90% of the time. The 30mm and 90mm ended up being traded in to help finance my Leica M240. I do long for the 30mm from time to time, though. I think that I will replace it some day, if I can find a nice used copy.

Your images are just great, Colin. They have made me realize that I need to get my XPAN out and use her more often, which I'm going to do. Thanks for showcasing the XPAN camera's capabilities!!
this, that 45mm in panoramic mode is such a versatile FL IMO

but if you want something wider than the 45mm and not willing to fork more than 400-500 then maybe consider a Nikkor PC 35mm 2.8 for the Xpan

seriously regretting selling my Xpan now, might have to get another one ASAP.. damn this thread


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I hate this thread. It's giving me bad GAS and I can't afford it. All the pictures are wonderful. Nice work guys. Now, torture me some more
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I had the 30mm/5.6 and 90mm/4.0 for my XPAN and found that I used the 45mm/4.0 probably 90% of the time. The 30mm and 90mm ended up being traded in to help finance my Leica M240. I do long for the 30mm from time to time, though. I think that I will replace it some day, if I can find a nice used copy.

Your images are just great, Colin. They have made me realize that I need to get my XPAN out and use her more often, which I'm going to do. Thanks for showcasing the XPAN camera's capabilities!!
I was invited to Hasselblad for a factory tour late summer of 2000. At the end of the day I asked them about the Xpan system and the lenses. The story I remember best was that the 30mm f5.6 was based on the Zeiss 38mm Biogon design...and that the 45mm would almost cover 4x5. I have found both
these lines to be incredibly sharp wide-open.
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Nice to see a 'portrait' photograph from this camera, great stuff Frank.

Newsgrunt, the kissing couple shot is a cracking capture, its as if its a staged still from a movie.

Thankfully when I checked prices earlier I discovered they were out of my current price bracket. Though for someone coming back more and more to film for their hobby photography its still a possibility in the not so distant future.

I dread to think how much RFF has cost me over the years!
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