This image is a crop from one of Mike's XPan panoramic shots from Tokyo, Japan.
Photo: Mike Amos/

In this week's Film Friday, photographer Mike Amos sets out for Tokyo, Japan with Hasselblad's unique panorama XPan camera in his hand and a wide variety of film in his bag. His purpose? To document the streets of a city his loves, reconnect with an old friend, and honor his father's legacy, while reflecting on their shared photographic passion.

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Click the link below to find out why Mike chose this quirky, late 80's beast for such an important trip and whether it served him well. Plus, there are plenty more beautiful, full-crop XPan shots to feast your eyes on...

Read: Tokyo XPan - a cinematic view of Japan

The XPan was the result of a partnership between Hasselblad and Fujifilm in the late 1980's to create a truly panoramic film camera. These cameras still fetch high prices on the used market today.

About Film Fridays: We recently launched an analog forum and in a continuing effort to promote the fun of the medium, we'll be sharing film-related content on Fridays, including articles from our friends at KosmoFoto and 35mmc.