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    I have a horizon 202 which I have considered upping to a 150 for a while.
    I am a little frustrated bye the fact that I cant use grads etc, so have resisted this far. Looking at your site mlogue, the pics are very evenly exposed, no lost highlights etc, what film are you using?

    Will print film such as Potra or NPS etc help with the contrast?

    I find that I run out of latitude quite quickly even at the ends of the day with chromes. I am really keen on the perspective but the contrast thing is killing me.

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    In answer to your question as to whether older versions of the Noblex are available. The older version of the Noblex which uses the slow speed module and also has focus capabilities is called the Noblex Pro150 U as opposed to the currently available Pro150 UX. It will be less on the used market. Some differences are: 1 Some think it has a sharper lens. 2 The shift control must be accessed in the same way a filter is inserted -- with tweezers - and is not visable on the outside of the camera. 3 It has a less robust tripod mount socket. And 4 It does not have a separate Start button which starts the counter after threading the film. You simply push in the shutter button, then wind to picture #1. This early version also accepts the automatic exposure module.

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    Further on the sharper lens issue. As I stated in an earlier post, Docter Optics made the lenses for the Noblex until their demise/reorganization in 1997/8. Those lenses are, like others from Docter, excellent optics. I have no idea where the currentlenses come from.

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    which film with noblex

    Hi - thanks for the kind words. I use 1 of 3 films, pretty much exclusively: Fuji pro160c, pro400h and pro800z. I've been trying velvia for the last couple of weeks, but I just can't get the latitude I'm looking for. Chromes are nice to take a gander on with a light table, but for scanning and printing (epson 4990 and epson 2200), I've found that the three fuji neg films mentioned above work the best for me. I shoot probably 99% handheld as well, if that helps...

    Quote Originally Posted by garri View Post
    I have a horizon 202 which I have considered upping to a 150 for a while.
    I am a little frustrated bye the fact that I cant use grads etc, so have resisted this far. Looking at your site mlogue, the pics are very evenly exposed, no lost highlights etc, what film are you using?

    Will print film such as Potra or NPS etc help with the contrast?

    I find that I run out of latitude quite quickly even at the ends of the day with chromes. I am really keen on the perspective but the contrast thing is killing me.

    Gari

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    Noblex Distribution changes in U.S.

    I just went to order some Noblex filters from Photo Habitat in New York, and they contacted R.T.S., the US distributor, who told them that as of January 1, 2009, they will no longer be distributing Noblex, so they haven't been replenishing stock.

    They had one of the items I was looking for, but I guess I'll have to order the others from Canada or Europe until Noblex has a new US distributor. I'll e-mail Noblex to see if I can get any more news, or if anyone here happens to know, please post.

    If anyone happens to be looking for a green (11) or red (25a) filter for the Noblex medium format cameras, Photo Habitat has them in stock at the old price ($50 each).
    Last edited by David A. Goldfarb; 12-03-2008 at 06:25 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    More news--I contacted Robert White, which happens to have a number of Noblex filters at very reasonable prices on their website, but not the one's I'm looking for, and they say they are also having a difficult time dealing with Kamera Werk Dresden at the moment and have removed Noblex from their website, except apparently for current items in stock. The company has apparently been "refinanced--again."

    I suspect they must be taking a hit from all the stitching software out there, pano heads and such.
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    That's rather depressing news David. I recently had my Noblex with me at Hoover Dam in October and made some wonderful images from the overlook near the spillway. In addition to lots of "what kind of camera is that?" questions from the tourists, I have media that doesn't require a hard drive or stitching software. And that little lens is sooooo sharp!

    Thanks for the update on this great camera.

    Bill

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    The manufacturer of the Noblex cameras is still alive.

    Name: Kamera Werk Dresden Optronic GmbH
    Web: www.kwdo.de


    Klaus

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    Thanks for the update.
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    curved lines can be cured when using panorama-factory stitching software(i wished this feature could be used without using the stitching process. maybe someone could ask the owners.
    alternative is altostorms rectiliniar panorama (plugin for photoshop or paintshop pro)
    up to 160 degr. -i didnt not yet check but maybe this procedure leads in better superwide-angle shots than using orginal superwides. less distortion of people in the corners.

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