- Horizon (camera)
Infobox_camera | camera_name = Horizon 202
type = 35mm swing-lens panoramic
lens_mount = 28mm f/2.8
focus = fixed
exposure = 1/2 sec to 1/250 sec in single stops
flash = none
frame-rate = N/A
dimensions = 117.5×146×73 mm, 700gThe Horizon is a mechanical swing-lens panoramic
camera. It is manufactured by Krasnogorsky Mekhanichesky Zavodin Krasnogorsk, Russia, better-known for their range of Zenit cameras.
Cameras with similar functions include the
The Horizon was produced in two formats: the 205pc, which took 55×110 mm wide frames on
120 film, and the 202, which took 24×58 mm wide frames on perforated 35 mm film. The 202 has recently been superseded by the S3pro, which is essentially the same camera in a remodelled body.
An older version called
Horizont, produced in the Soviet Unionin the 1960s, had an all-metal, rectangular body and a removable viewfinder. The technology of the "202" is basically the same, but the body covering is plastic, and has an integrated viewfinder. Thus, it is rather larger than the original Horizont. Additionally, the 202 features a slow-speed shutter mechanism, with exposure times of 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 of a second.
* [http://www.zenit-foto.ru/english/index.htm Manufacturer's website] en icon ru icon
* [http://www.panoramic-shot.com/ Horizon 202 - large gallery and a lot of links]
* [http://www.saunalahti.fi/animato/panorama/panorama.html Panoramic photography with the 202]
* [http://www.pauck.de/marco/photo/panorama/horizon202/horizon202.html Experiences with the Horizon 202 panoramic camera]
* [http://www.panoramicity.com/ Travel photography with Horizon 202]
* [http://www.wilderness-wales.co.uk/pg/pano/pano.html Horizon 202 Panoramas (Wales UK)]
* User manual (c. 1997)
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