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    Thanks for the test.

    My head hurts less now .

    It was/is a great idea - very fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Steve:

    For those photo-finish cameras, isn't it critical that the speed of the film be close to the speed of the horses? And isn't it the case that stationary objects are rendered as blurs?
    Yes but if you keep the film still and move the lens instead then the opposite may be the result.


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    There are many problems with the idea, but here is just one of them. Take a picture of an object at a distance that would likely be used for panoramic shots. Then, move the distance of a length of film (about four feet) to the right or left and take another picture, with the lens parallel to where it was for the first shot. Compare the two shots, noting how extremely similar they are in the objects that are pictured within the frame. In other words, this will not widen your angle of view any noticeable amount unless you are quite close to your subject. To make a moving-lens camera work to significantly widen the angle of view, you must curve the film plane and have the movement of the lens follow its path.
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    2F/2F, you're quite right and I guess saying "the ultimate panoramic" was a bit misleading on my part. All the subjects I'm imagining are as close as 5 feet or so.

    As for curving the film plane; the ultimate version of this theoretical camera would/should have that ability. Y'know, the top o the line version!

    What other problems do you see?

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