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    Horizon Perfekt - user experiences, please

    I am considering purchasing a Horizon Perfekt from Lomography.

    First, I am very much into sharp and well defined photographs. So that will be one of my BIG concern. I am also NOT into light leak and random effects that Lomo is known for. It *seems* Horizon line is better made with glass lens but I'm going by random reviews.

    I would like to get user opinions, please. Please tell me if you actually own this camera and use it yourself, or if you are repeating something you saw elsewhere. Both are welcome and appreciated but I'd like to know which is which.

    My expectation of sharpness is, able to print on 11x14 paper full frame (obviously, the image will not fill the paper vertically) and not see softening. I don't expect top end Nikon sharp or Zeiss sharp but I would like to see decent results.

    I will be shooting B&W mainly and print myself in my darkroom.

    If you have any other ideas about any other cameras in panoramic shoots, I'd like to hear that too.

    Thanks very mucho!
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Buy original Horizon 202, not one from overpriced Lomo. Happy user with 25 years of experience shooting with Horizont and Horizon 202. You can see examples at my web site, all pictures there are taken with those two cameras.
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    I have the Horizon 202, which is an earlier version. The lens is fixed focus, but 11x14 is very achievable. Tripods and mono pods are helpful. It can be hand held, but the grip is almost necessary to keep your fingers out of the picture.


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    The Horizon Perfekt is a very good camera with a fine lens. I regrettably sold mine about a year ago because I needed the money for something else.
    I could see myself buying another one I the future.
    I don't think you will be disappointed as far as sharpness goes with this camera if you compare it to other 35mm film cameras.
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    The Horizon cameras have nothing to do with the cameras typically sold by Lomography.

    The lens is of the Tessar type. As only a lesser coverage is needed a Tessar of quite short focal lenght is sufficient.
    Last edited by AgX; 07-04-2013 at 02:22 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    What do you mean??

    Lomography site has Horizon Perfekt and Kompact listed. You mean they don't make them that they are just dealers?
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    Get a Fuji TX1 or a Hasselblad Xpan... they are super!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    What do you mean??

    Lomography site has Horizon Perfekt and Kompact listed. You mean they don't make them that they are just dealers?

    Yes they are listed there, but Horizon (Horizont) panorama cameras are being made by KMZ in Krasnogorsk/Russia starting back in 1967 !

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    I had a Horizon Perfekt, it did not leak light or anything like that. The lens I found to be pretty sharp, in fact, it was very sharp. Obviously if you don't get the horizon straight, it'll look very curved.

    I liked it on balance, it was a cool camera, no reliability issues, easy to use etc. It goes without saying that the XPan is probably the better camera, but it's also priced accordingly. I think the Horizon is actually a pretty nice camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whlogan View Post
    Get a Fuji TX1 or a Hasselblad Xpan... they are super!!!
    Logan

    Yeah.... let me see if I can find some $2000 in my pocket....
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