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    What if I fixed the camera and let the earth rotate??? A really slow exposure!
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    OK. How about a camera that pans, as opposed to a camera with a fixed wide angle lens?
    Set a tele-lens on a rotational camera that accepts lenses of different focal lenghts (latest models from Seitz) and you'll gain a great aspect ratio and still may only have a very small angle of view.
    So as indicated above aspect ratio and angle of view are basically independant, even for panning cameras.

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    even good for action shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    So as indicated above aspect ratio and angle of view are basically independant, even for panning cameras.
    You're absolutely right. No one is arguing this. I was simply trying to contrast the two types of cameras for the original poster. No need to go off on a tangent over semantics.
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    Yay. My camera shipped and is scheduled to arrive here on Wednesday! I'm hoping my confusion will clear itself out when I play with the actual camera.

    Appreciate everybody for advise!
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    Tkamiya, as for your questions regarding exposure time 1/125s is 1/125 as with any other camera. If you select slow speed selector then lens is rotating way slower and you have longer exposure as marked.
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    Some of this has been discussed already but the xpan can't shoot an image thats 140 degrees wide, and if it could the corners would be pretty distorted. The swing lense Horizont doesn't have to use a very wide angle lens to shoot that wide since it is moving on a curved film plane. Also it uses the best part of a lens through a vertical slit, not the edges, so it doesn't need a quality optic as much to get good sharp pics. I did a diagram of this relating to a rotating pan camera, but it would still be the same for a swing lens camera.
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    I borrowed a widelux at one time and loved it. Maybe i'll get a perfekt one of these days. Thanks all for the reviews

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    Perfekt is on sale for !00 less until this Sunday if you want tone. Looks like it ships from New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie young View Post
    Also it uses the best part of a lens through a vertical slit, not the edges, so it doesn't need a quality optic as much to get good sharp pics. I did a diagram of this relating to a rotating pan camera, but it would still be the same for a swing lens camera.
    This would be true if such camera would use a standard lens intended for 24x36mm. But the Horizon uses that standard lens in shorter focal length as it only has to cover 24mm instead of 44mm.
    So still the lens must be of high quality over the full angle of coverage

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    It just arrived.

    Holy cow... this is a substantial camera. Despite the fact it looks like a cheap plastic camera, it is a weighty piece of equipment. I'm going to have to try this out soon!
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