Horizont -- The Magnificent! Soviet-era all metal 35mm swing lens pano with case

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  1. pacviewcam

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    Live from the USSR!
    Horizont 35mm Swing Lens Pano Camera with case, finder and holder
    $175 or best reasonable offer

    Beautiful specimen of this classic swing lens panoramic camera. Takes regular 35mm film to give a 24 x 58mm image. Very interesting effects can be had by tilting the camera one way or another.

    28mm f/2.8 lens is clean and clear, swings smoothly at all speeds. Stops down to f/16. Speeds are 1/30, 1/60, 1/125 and 1/250. Has a plastic handle that screws into tripod socket in case you wish to hand-hold it. Finder is included; bubble level works and glass is clean and clear. Original leather case shows some wear but does its job well; the strap is even still reliable.

    This is just about the cleanest specimen of one of these that I've seen, and is well worth it at my asking price; the newer models are more expensive and have more plastic than this all-metal camera. Serial number puts manufacture date at 1967.

    Kit weighs about 2 pounds 13 ounces, so figure 4 pounds shipping weight from Zip Code 90027. Buyer pays shipping -- USPS or UPS in CONUS, USPS all other countries. Please use PayPal.

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    Please note: I ship as soon as PayPal payments clear to my bank account, which can take 3-4 business days. I'll email you as soon as I've shipped, with any available tracking information.
     

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    SOLD -- PayPal pending
     
  3. Colin Corneau

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    What a great find! Fascinating camera, speaking as a (former, sadly) Widelux owner...good deal, too.
     
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    Actually, that's "Gorizont". There is no "h" in the Russian alphabet. And the first letter is like the Greek gamma. All that worthless trivia aside, I have a Horizon, the sort of European or American version, and I love it! Great sharp lens, fun to use.
     
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    Wow, coolio. I barely had the time to start digesting that thing and read "SOLD"
    Not surprising.
    Congrats to the new owner on a cool addition!