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    Horizon 205PC

    I have been lent a Horizon 205PC thats has been unused since they bought it new. Everything seems to work fine.

    What i dont know is if i should chance the shutter speed before i cock the shutter or after. The instructions seem to be a bad translation from russian.

    Any info will be great.

    http://www.zenitcamera.com/mans/hori...n-205-eng.html

    Thanks in advance.

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    From that page:
    "The shutter speed must be set only when the shutter has been released."

    This would suggest you should set the shutter speed before cocking the shutter? Though that's the opposite from most other FSU cameras so it could be just something lost in translation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daire Quinlan View Post
    From that page:
    "The shutter speed must be set only when the shutter has been released."

    This would suggest you should set the shutter speed before cocking the shutter? Though that's the opposite from most other FSU cameras so it could be just something lost in translation.
    Thats what I understood but also find it weird. I just dont want to break it before I get to use it.

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    Yes its delicate. I have heard of bad things with the prototype shown at photokina. i once tested but i could not precisely.
    do everything slowly.
    1. i says leave the shutter-uncocked between long pauses. Not wound. If then only do it slowly in my opinion mainly when slow exposure times are used.
    2. dont change speeds when shutter is cocked. its a different more delicate mechanism than in kiev60 6x6.
    i am rotapancamera-specialist: horizont,horizon 202, s3pro, widelux 1500, roundshot 65/70/220. i have a rotating panoramic camera forum at delphiforums.
    with widelux 1500 images below 5m were not so sharp. has to do with the optical path.
    noblex handled that better with closeup-lenses and focus. dont know why maybe smaller slit.
    could you pls count rotating times(at least the ones with longer exposures) with open back?
    we can then calculate slit-widht. you should have/produce a DOF-table since 50mm is a relative long FL mainly when shooting near around 2-10m. only must then first calculate which COC this lens is capable of. one must test-shoot a very sharp target at different distances etc. everything time-consuming, best would be developping b+w yourself.
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    I am interested in getting panoramic camera but have not decided yet on the model. How do you like this horizon? Could you please post a few pictures with the camera.

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    get the s3pro and avoid f16 if you want to enlarge big prints. its the topmodel with 8 exposure times. and mechanics are of topquality at least when new. dont buy it used. get it with the new/old style leather bag. grip can be attached and is locking out.
    later try to attach this dymotape i described elsewhere in details. you will then get better Depht-of field when shooting near objects. first try that out on tripod. one will get amazing results without losing sharpness at infinity when stopped down a bit. use cable-release for slower speeds. shoot moving persons only with quicker rotation.
    loading film is delicate. pls study instructions or ask the owners here.
    regarding shutte-cocking:
    Its simple to remind. dont change speed when shutter is under tension: cocked
    only change speed when shutter is uncocked. so better leave shutter uncocked after shooting. only do it after shutter-decision has been made and executed.
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