Around Seattle with a Horizon 202

The Horizon 202 is an affordable Russian-made swing lens panoramic camera.  It’s quite quirky, and its best to know how best to use it, and its limitations.      I sold my first one because I was always shooting at the widest aperture (2.8) and the images were not sharp at all.   They are a better at smaller apertures.  Also, you have to make sure the shutter speed selection hasn’t slipped into a range that you don’t want.

The images are about 1.5 lengths of a standard 35mm frame, so don’t let the developers cut your negatives.  I scanned mine on an Epson scanner.

Columbia Tower observatory, 74th floor.

Columbia Tower observatory, 74th floor.

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I really underexposed ^that one.  😦

Columbia Tower

Columbia Tower

Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.

Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.

Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.

Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.

Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.

Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.

Columbia Tower observatory, 74th floor.

Columbia Tower observatory, 74th floor.

Actually I was shooting this to verify that it worked OK.  I need to sell it.    I have a medium format swing lens camera (a Noblex).  I should be using that instead, although the Horizon sure is compact.

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