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Jeff Bannow
08-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Anyone have info on the Seitz Roundshot 35/35? I'm curious about this camera, and can't find any info online about shutter speeds, apertures, etc.

Is it worth holding out for a 120 Roundshot instead?

ic-racer
08-05-2010, 01:49 PM
DId you see the close up pictures of this one? http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zW94FYI-8KcJ:www.lensandrepro.com/HorsmanFA.htm+Seitz+Roundshot+35/35&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

For $2400, I'll bet not many folks have these laying around :eek:


SEITZ ROUNDSHOT 35/35 ROTATING PANORAMIC CAMERA. A SUPERB PIECE OF SWISS ENGINEERING THAT USES 35MM FILM AND PRODUCES PANORAMIC NEGS OR TRANNIES OF VARYING LENGTH AND DEGREE OF ROTATION.
THE CAMERA HAS A BUILT IN 35MM LENS THAT PRODUCES NEGATIVE OR TRANSPARENCY THAT IS 220MM LONG FOR A 360 DEGREE PANORAMA.
THE ELECTRIC MOTOR IN THE BASE ROTATES THE CAMERA FOR AS LONG AS THE SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE IS PRESSED . THE SCENE TO BE TAKEN IS VIEWED THROUGH THE TAKING LENS AS YOU ROTATE THE CAMERA BY HAND BEFORE MAKING THE EXPOSURE.THE CAMERA HAS EFFECTIVE SHUTTER SPEEDS OF 15 SECONDS THROUGH TO 1000TH OF A SECOND AND APERTURE RANGE OF F2.8 TO F22
THIS CAMERA PRODUCES GREAT RESULTS THAT CAN BE GREATLY ENLARGED

Is it worth holding out for the 120?? No you need to hold out for the large format 5 inch one!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/Roundshot-90-5-inch-3501.jpg

Jeff Bannow
08-05-2010, 01:54 PM
I did indeed see that (and the ridiculous price too!). Too bad you can't enlarge the photos and read the settings on the unit.

ic-racer
08-05-2010, 01:58 PM
Whatever you get, we will be expecting to see on in September, now that you have brought it up .... :)

Jeff Bannow
08-05-2010, 02:02 PM
How about a 10" Cirkut camera? Good luck finding the film though .... :)

jamie young
08-07-2010, 05:06 PM
Hi Jeff I have one and have lots of fun with it. I have a little info here, but am happy to answer any questions you have
http://jamieyoungphoto.com/roundshot%201.html
I'll message you on facebook

Colin Corneau
08-08-2010, 12:31 PM
I have a picture of a Vancouver Canucks NHL game made on a Seitz Roundshot camera - a Vancouver BC photographer named Kent Kallberg did it. I don't know the guy, it was just a promotional print and I grabbed it, since I'm a fan of panoramic.

kallbertstudios.com, if it's any help.

Ed Stander
08-23-2010, 07:03 PM
Jeff:
I have both a Roundshot 120 and a 5 inch Roundshot (!). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I have used the 35mm Roundshot as well - and in my humble opinion, the 120VR is a much better camera - particularly if you use Mamiya 645 lenses. Best - Ed

Jeff Bannow
08-24-2010, 08:01 AM
Jeff:
I have both a Roundshot 120 and a 5 inch Roundshot (!). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I have used the 35mm Roundshot as well - and in my humble opinion, the 120VR is a much better camera - particularly if you use Mamiya 645 lenses. Best - Ed

5" roundshot - now that would be nice! Thanks - this helps. I think I'm going to hold out for a 120 version.

europanorama
09-08-2010, 03:45 AM
there are three 5 inch versions 65mm and 90mm(early and newest) and a supercamera called multilens cam. 65mm film height is 11cm versus 6cm on the 65/70/220 if 70mm film was used. i dont know if there is anyone left who cam print directly 5 inch films using a roundshot enlarger. i think 50cm was the height-limit, right? brad lapaine has such an enlarger.

Jeff Bannow
09-08-2010, 07:50 AM
there are three 5 inch versions 65mm and 90mm(early and newest) and a supercamera called multilens cam. 65mm film height is 11cm versus 6cm on the 65/70/220 if 70mm film was used. i dont know if there is anyone left who cam print directly 5 inch films using a roundshot enlarger. i think 50cm was the height-limit, right? brad lapaine has such an enlarger.

Interesting - the enlarger looks pretty neat. Probably never see one for sale though.

claytume
12-31-2010, 02:58 PM
Jeff

the 35mm Roundshot is a great little camera, very sharp and easy to use. I don't have one but have seen the results. I have a couple of 120 cameras and I think they're really great machines, the only thing against them is their physical size. It's never worried me, if you're used to large format it's no problem.

I used to print the negs on a stretched enlarger I made that would handle a 14 inch neg. These days I scan and print. You could do the same with a 5 inch camera.

Jeff Bannow
12-31-2010, 08:02 PM
I used to print the negs on a stretched enlarger I made that would handle a 14 inch neg. These days I scan and print. You could do the same with a 5 inch camera.

We ended up with a 120 version of the Seitz. I'm interested - do you have more details on the enlarger? We are thinking of making something similar.

claytume
01-01-2011, 11:00 PM
I posted some photos here of the enlarger a few years back, it was under something to do with darkrooms. I'm not sure how you'd find it now but it should still be there.

The enlarger was a 4x5 De Vere with dicro head. The light source was at one end so it was a simple matter of fabricating a new centre section and bolting the light source back in. Had to make new bellows as well. It would take a 4x14 neg but most of the time I was printing 70mm x 12 inches, both B&W and colour. Used it for 6-7 years with no problems. I had 2 8x10 De Veres that I was going to convert to a single 8x20 using both light sources. Never got started on that one as I switched everything over to scanning and printing.

The pano enlarger I gave away.

claytume
01-01-2011, 11:19 PM
Jeff I found it, page 4 Darkroom Portraits, Darkroom Equipment

claytume
01-01-2011, 11:20 PM
Jeff have you been shooting the Roundshot, got any pics of your work?

Lewis dennison
06-25-2011, 11:19 AM
I lost my simple electronic cable release for the 35 roundshot. does anyone have a pin diagram or a suggestion?

jamie young
06-25-2011, 09:13 PM
Seitz is usually very helpful with problems like this. You should check in with them