Hi there, Whilst I am not new to photography I am hoping I might find a few words of wisdom, I am thinking of purchasing an Xpan with a 30 or 45mm lens as I want to produce a series of high quality images of Spain, I read alot that shooting on digital and stitching is popular??
I am a wedding photojournalist by trade and somewhat of a purist so I think the Xpan route might be for me but if anyone can offer an pro's and cons and any other cameras I might have overlooked I would be most grateful.
Two ways of looking at this. One is that the price of an Xpan will get some quite decent digital gear plus good stiching software. The other is that some pictures are very hard to stitch, especially if you have even mild vignetting and lots of blue sky or similar. I do a lot of stitching with various types of software (one always works better than the other, depending on the picture) but my best panoramas all end up being crops of single frames (with lower resolution).
I'm not sure what scanners you can buy that handle the Xpan format - otherwise, you are at the mercy of the photolab, not always a bad thing!