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Tripod Socket


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Where exactly is the tripod socket on the xpanii? In reviews of the camera, users have complained about its position. No local camera stores stock the xpanii, so I have been unable to handle one. I would welcome comments about use of xpanii with both conventional tripods and monopods--balance issues, etc. Thanks. BW


See the photo for socket location.

I've haven't tried using my camera on a tripod yet (only had it for a few days), so maybe someone else will provide insight as to it's handling. I can say that I'm very pleased with the camera overall - it is extemely well made, and seems very solid in every way. I would imagine the socket's off-center location takes a little getting used to, but wouldn't pose any real difficulties. I'd say that Hasselblad has built a nicely engineered camera worthy of their reputation, and would recommend it highly to anyone seeking a precise, easy to carry, panoramic-format system.

Good luck with your decision,

Wow. Thanks for the picture. The off-center location would not pose a problem with a tripod. I would simply have to try it with a monopod. I located a camera store in Denver that stocks the xpan, so will check it out on my next visit. Thanks again. BW