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tokengirl

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Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« on: August 22, 2010, 10:55:02 pm »

I acquired a Horizon Perfekt, a Russian swing lens panoramic 35mm camera.  Probably the butt-ugliest camera I've ever seen, but perfektly fun to use.  I ran my first roll of film through it today to test it out and I am pleased with it.  Shooting in this panoramic mode is definitely different and will take some getting used to, but I think I'm going to enjoy it.  First result:



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Jeremy Roussak

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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 03:23:33 am »

I acquired a Horizon Perfekt, a Russian swing lens panoramic 35mm camera.  Probably the butt-ugliest camera I've ever seen
Nice shot, but what I want to see is a photograph of the camera!

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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 06:33:12 am »

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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 09:59:57 am »

I agree that your photo is much prettier than the camera. It looks like a really fun gadget. I could imagine experimenting with waving it slowly around during exposures to distort the scene in various ways. Looks like more fun than a Holga! Do show us more!

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Jeremy Roussak

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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 01:14:15 pm »

Jeremy,

See it here:
http://microsites.lomography.com/horizon/perfekt
Thank you. Point taken. I'll concentrate on your results!

Jeremy
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John R

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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 10:44:49 pm »

Just read about the camera, quite an interesting concept. I like your image. It has a HDR look about it, but more importantly it conveys a sense of "memory" about the memorial itself. Almost a nastalgic look. I must say your image looks a lot better than the samples on the camera's site.

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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 11:48:06 pm »

This one is very nice.
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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 08:18:28 am »

Thanks all.  I shot another roll of film with it this past weekend and started to get to know it's quirks.  The worst one being that the swing mechanism's timing can be a little uneven, resulting in some vertical "streaks".  Part of it's charm, I suppose, and something that can happen with similar types of camera costing three times as much (I'm thinking about the Widelux).

Since the camera has no light meter, a little bit of thought is required before pressing the button.  Sunny 16 works just fine.  These were shot on TMax 100, f16 @ 1/125 sec.


Bonita Beach001 by MsMambo, on Flickr


Bonita Beach002 by MsMambo, on Flickr


Bonita Beach003 by MsMambo, on Flickr


Bonita Beach005 by MsMambo, on Flickr


Bonita Beach006 by MsMambo, on Flickr
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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 01:30:17 pm »

I love these :) Thanks for sharing! You can't really achieve the same look with a 'normal' DSLR.

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Re: Because I Really Needed Another Camera...
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 02:57:41 pm »

Film rocks.
And I love these images.
Thanks for sharing TG!
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