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XPans don’t float

in Hasselblad XPan , Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It turns out that Hasselblad XPans and salt water don’t mix very well. The following is the result of a major brain fade moment, where I left my XPan outside (in an inflatable dinghy) on the deck of a yacht in force 7 (8?) seas in the Arctic.

x-pan-damage.jpg

It is effectively unrepairable.  Maybe if I’d opened it up and immediately and washed it in fresh water I might have been able to save it, but, well, I didn’t.  Hopefully the insurance will cover it.

Photo credit, along with many thanks for rapid intervention and support, to Marco Baldin at Leica Switzerland.

Posted in category "Hasselblad XPan" on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 09:29 AM

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from olivia on Tue, August 31, 2010 - 7:13

R.I.P. :-(
Hopefully the mechanics is not that bad?

from Suraphat on Mon, April 11, 2011 - 8:31

How you open it up, I know it has hidden screw be hide frame switching. How can you remove that screw? please..

from david mantripp on Tue, April 12, 2011 - 8:59

I’m afraid I don’t know…  I actually did not manage to fully open it myself, this photo was sent to me by the repair technician.  I didn’t even know there was a hidden screw. But I’ll take a look as soon as I get a chance and see if I can figure it out.