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    Fair enough. Then let's just listen. I've asked my questions...

    Ken
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    Mirko, you are not only a film-, but also a paper-manufacturer:

    What about a panoramic slit printing device? As the one Noblex once showed.

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    There are plenty, plenty of analogue 6x12, 6x17 and 6x24 cameras about serving both amateur and professional markets, both new and second hand (even home made ones, like mine!), and these do the job extremely well. What is trying to be achieved with a camera offering such an extreme field of view (e.g. 'fisheye')? I suspect the appeal of this mooted camera would be just a costly novelty up against established, proven and respected format cameras.

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    I have no need ,intrest or desire in such a camera but question APUG to be used as a market research tool.Mabe Sean can create a separatw Forum topic for this kind of thing.
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    I think the biggest issue is the few people who would use this and for what application?

    Only a few would buy it, perhaps 10 in the world who could afford and justify the need for such a camera. There's no practical application, so the only use is either fun, or to be "different" but it would only be good for one project and then you would be repetitive using the same 360 for everything you shoot.

    So I don't personally see there being much of a market, not enough to justify creating it.

    The ONLY market, would be the Lomo crowd, I would contact Lomography and suggest a partnership with them for sales of such a camera, it would be more popular as a cheaper plastic unit than as a professional well built camera.

    My opinion.

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    Boy I bet you are glad you asked this question here Mirko.

    Where else would you be able to touch base with this many market research experts!

    What did we ever do before the internet?
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    I personally don't have a "need" for it, but I also don't have a need for 35mm cameras, yet I use them regularly, because their size is an advantage to my larger format cameras. Which bring me to ask (I think someone might have asked this already, but) what are the advantages of this system? I assume from the photo that it has some sort of robotic rotation synced with film advancement and shutter? Can it pan in both, left and right, directions or just one way? Are the lenses interchangeable, if so how does the user correct for parallax (as there is no viewfinder visible); if not, is it fair to assume that it already pivots about the nodal point? Since there is no viewfinder visible, how does the user know what is going to be in the frame? Will there be frames, or is it a continuous single 6x~80cm image? Instead of a rotating panorama, can it be hacked to do a side-shifting panorama (e.g., Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip)? Ok, enough with the curios questions... I like the programmable angle idea, instead of only 360º. To give a fair answer to the OP's question, I think more info is needed about this setup's capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    I have no need ,intrest or desire in such a camera but question APUG to be used as a market research tool.Mabe Sean can create a separatw Forum topic for this kind of thing.
    Well that saved me the trouble of saying it myself!
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    I would have no use for this camera, no matter the price point.

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    It's a shame there's no expressed desire for such an invention. Either society has been so dumbed down, or the computer and its peripherals have removed much meaning in life. Or both.

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