From the base of the Buddha statue looking down, Chinese New Year 2007, Hong Kong.
Scanning panoramic negatives are always a problem. For the serious scanning, I have a Nikon Coolscan 8000 with a glass holder. The only problem is that scanner sounds like a jackhammer when it is scanning and while the quality is stunning, it takes a day and half, so not really suitable for scanning the whole roll of negs. This has been a source of frustration for me as I really like the XPan otherwise.
I just found out that with some of the newer Epson flatbed scanner,e.g. the V500, they can scan XPan size negs as well. Sweet… I can get one used and use it to make “contact sheet” and use the Collscan 8000 for heavy duty work. In that light, I have a Nikon Coolscan 4000 with the SA-30 rollfilm adapter for sale. With the adapter, it can scan a whole roll of 35mm film unattended. This is as easy as it gets for shooting film. $700 including the standard strip film adapter and slide adapter.