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Horizon 205 PC (Panoramic Camera)

Created by nightphoto on 9/13/2007 12:31:42 AM
Last Edited by Elmar Lang on 5/16/2020 5:10:52 AM  
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Vladislav Kern
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Posted - Sep 13 2007 :  09:26:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh my god, Bill! You either have very small hands or this thing is humonngous! :)

Do you know what the 7-0-7 scale is for on rotating cylinder?

Vlad.

Bill Parkinson
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Posted - Sep 13 2007 :  11:31:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Vlad,

The camera is very large and heavy. I am 6' tall and have hands that are not small (just normal). It is really meant for use on a tripod and hand-holding it would be hard. It weighs about 6.3 lbs and when you hand-hold it has the feel of the size of a Speed Graphic. That being said, it is very comfortable to hold and the design is good.

I don't know what the 7-0-7 scale is, but I can tell you that because the lens rotates and the exposure is being made through a thin slit on the "shutter drum" near the film plane, the exposures take much longer than normal. For example, when you set the shutter to a 1 sec. exposure, it takes the rotating lens and shutter 19 sec. to complete the exposure. So hand-holding the camera would probably give a wavy image due to camera movement over the time. Maybe at 1/60 sec. it can be hand-held. Soon I will put a few rolls through it and see, and will post the results.

Regards, Bill

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Vladislav Kern
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Posted - Sep 13 2007 :  11:40:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was just kidding about your hands . That is a huge camera! It's probably not meant to be shot hand-held... especially being this heavy... let me know once you read the manual at some point, I'm just curious about the scale by the lens..

Thanks,

Vlad
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Bill Parkinson
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Posted - Sep 13 2007 :  1:11:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Vlad,

I didn't realize what you were referring to by the 7-0-7 scale .. now I see. That scale tells you the amount of adjustment that the lens is set at, vertically (up or down). The big inset knob below the lens can be turned either way to make this adjustment. So this means that the lens will be angled either up or down at exposure.

The lens adjusts up or down 8mm either way. The manual just says that this feature "expands the technical possibilities of photographing". Different literatures on the camera say two reasons: (1) For more accurate (less distortion) architectural photographs. (2)The brochure of the Horizon 205 PC pictured on my website says, "one can scan an additional area of the future picture without changing the camera position", which I believe is probably the case. This would allow three photos to be taken and the resulting prints spliced together to form a large panoramic mural.

Regards, Bill

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Vladislav Kern
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Posted - Sep 13 2007 :  1:31:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I see, that makes sense, this way you have more vertical coverage if you're doing panoramic virtual tours. Thanks for checking on that!

Vlad.
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Luiz Paracampo
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Posted - Sep 13 2007 :  6:22:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luiz Paracampo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill
That is a great goal! Your acquisition is really unvaluable. Congratulations. These cameras as say the Italians - "Mi toglie il fiato!"
Your camera belongs to the second series. The first one had no PC control and had diferent lateral holders.
LP
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Bill Parkinson
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Posted - Sep 13 2007 :  6:38:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Luiz,

Thank you. It is a beautiful camera and I am very happy to add it to my collection. The mechanism works very smoothly and you can see that it is a high-quality camera when you hold it. I have been looking for this camera for some time.

Luiz, do you know if any of these cameras are still being made by KMZ or did they stop production in 2005, or before?

Regards, Bill

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Michael Przewrocki
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Posted - Mar 20 2008 :  10:21:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
which former model had no shift. there are only two versions horizon 205 pc and pan 120(export model-identical inside).
shift is plus minus 7mm.
we would like to finally see a perfect test-report since kmz-zenit was unwilling to give the camera to real panorama experts. from all the 5x12-rotapan-cameras this one seems most clever.
1. it is mechanical- no problems with electronics
2. no problem with wind stopping rotating of the drum
3. large shift plus minus 7mm(not 8mm)
4. removed since 55mm is wrong 50,5mm is right.
5. large exposuretimes with no gap like widelux 1500/widepan
1/60 -1 sec.

yes you can shift up-shoot and shift down and shoot, then stitch the parts.

can someone having this camera do an extensive test? on tripod with exaxt distance measurings. depth of field is limited. thats why precise settings is important. i cold provide depth-of-field table of my widelux 1500. i tested it against noblex 150.
we want to know if ho 205 pc/pan 120 is a relieable tool. not like s3-pro where lens had been changed despite the fact that 202-lens was already perfect. see here:
http://www.pbase.com/europanorama/panoramic_camera&gcmd=add_comment
meanwhile newer s3-pro-production has the lens-position been changed to get better fepth-of field. but this has nothing to do with lacking lens-sharpness at fstop 16. best way is exchanging s3-pro lens by old 202-lens.

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Posted - Mar 20 2008 :  12:32:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Vlad

Do you know what the 7-0-7 scale is for on rotating cylinder?


Lens shift.
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Posted - Mar 20 2008 :  12:43:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nightphoto

Luiz, do you know if any of these cameras are still being made by KMZ or did they stop production in 2005, or before?


Still in production, as I know... But very few people buys Horizon-205. Demand is insignificant.
Horizon-kompakt* and Horizon-perfekt are in production too, but under the orders of "Lomography Society".
See http://shop.lomography.com/horizon/kompakt/
and http://shop.lomography.com/horizon/perfekt/

*) -- Amendment: Horizon-kompakt was made two years ago in 2005--2006 years (~4000 cameras), but production will be continued.

Edited by - Zoom on Mar 21 2008 09:32:56 AM
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Michael Przewrocki
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Posted - Mar 21 2008 :  3:29:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
how about precision? if you even cannot write the model name properly, how can you really be interested in horizon 205 pc? i was told 3 pcs are being produced per months. if they could give out a good working model for a test then they could sell much more. or show a precise test. why is this so difficult? kmz-zenit. if nothing is done nothing will come back.
precision-which is also an issue in kmz-zenit-production.
if we do not pressure them we will never see perfectly working cameras!
just a little bit of precision is not enough for rotating lens pancams. i can tell you stories beginning in 1979 with horizont, then horizon 202 and finally s3-pro. and badly produced widelux 1500- thats why noblex started camera-production. we have been waiting for ho 205 pc since 1988....even in march 1981 when in accidentally was in moskov i was told that 3 pan-cameras were in production. but they didnt tell me which neighter they helped me solve the light-fall-in-problem in horizont. it is faith of this camera said foto-tass. technointorg even did not meet me. i had phone-contact from nearby hotel(beograd).
when s3-pro was in repair for the lens-problem i asked what they changed-if the lens has the same good quality like in 202 i was told it is looking similar. similar? we want perfect lenses in horizon-pancams. for horizon kompakt we can only ask which market has asked for a crippled camera? the kompakt is a joke not for serious panoramic photographers. widelux 1500 already has only 3 exposure times but fstops from 2.8 upwards. those limited 3 exposures is already a mess. how much a mess is a kompakt with so little possibilities. ii see at the end we will have to produce our own perfect lens for horizon s3-pro having the same quality like noblex over widelux. similar like the luxury model technopan with all exposure times.

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Vladislav Kern
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Posted - Mar 21 2008 :  4:36:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Zoom, what is a factory price of such camera? I'm just curious...

Thank you!
Vlad.
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quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

how about precision? if you even cannot write the model name properly, how can you really be interested in horizon 205 pc? ...


To whom have you been talking? ;)

About name: http://www.zenitcamera.com/qa/qa-names.html#horizon
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Posted - Mar 21 2008 :  6:55:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Vlad

what is a factory price of such camera?


You are interesting in the Horizon-205 price?
Approx. 40000 Rubles.
But better to ask kmz207@zenit.istra.ru


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Juhani Halmeenmaki
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Posted - Mar 22 2008 :  03:34:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zoom

quote:
Originally posted by Vlad

what is a factory price of such camera?


You are interesting in the Horizon-205 price?
Approx. 40000 Rubles.
But better to ask kmz207@zenit.istra.ru


1 163,80 EUR says my currency converter

Smena rules
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Vladislav Kern
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Posted - Mar 22 2008 :  09:49:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not too shabby! Thanks Zoom! Good to have this information.

Vlad
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Aidas Pikiotas
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  09:56:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Happy to say, that Pan-120 (export version of Horizon-205 PC) today arrived safely to me from Sweden! While beeing a big man, this camera doesn't seems as matchboxes when hanging on my neck ...


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/pan-120.jpg

Regards,
Aidas

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BERRY alain
mermoz37
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  10:26:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
compliments Aidas ...lucky man !
alain


(psssttt ...how much ? )
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Vladislav Kern
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  10:30:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Aidas - bravo! I see you are getting into more and more serious pieces lately! Reporter, Pan-120, Siluet...

Vlad
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Aidas Pikiotas
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  11:24:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mermoz37

compliments Aidas ...lucky man !
alain


(psssttt ...how much ? )



Alain,

Thanks! I have nothing to hide ... I have paid half a price of the new Horizon-205 PC ...
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Aidas Pikiotas
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  11:28:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Vlad

Aidas - bravo! I see you are getting into more and more serious pieces lately! Reporter, Pan-120, Siluet...

Vlad



Vlad,
Thanks for your assistance in aquiring this ... ! Unfortunately I already possess a lot of common FSU cameras, so only rarer ones on my target now ... Only please - say nothing to her ...

Best Regards,
Aidas
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mermoz37
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  12:14:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
aidas ,
if you will see another for such a price ...please tell me !
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Jacques M.
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  5:20:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Congratulations, Aidas!
Happy for you
By the way, what is the weight of such a camera?

Amitiйs. Jacques.
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Michael Przewrocki
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  10:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
how much did you pay?

could you shoot a test by using shift up and shift down. i would like to stitch both images.
be careful when setting distances. there is not much depth-of-field. e.g. with widelux 1500 i added additional focus-points(inbetween the meters. e.g. two more between 5 and 10m etc.
be aware that below 5m resolution is lower. that is a commun problem with widelux 1500(which i have) and pan 120/horizon 205 pc-cameras. i was told that this lens-problem da ben solved in widepan. in noblex sharpness is perfect for any distance. i tested it.
50mm lens with so much shift(+-7mm). 55m was wrong 50.5mm is true.
use a tripod when testing the camera. and make a shooting-checklist otherwise you will have double-exposures.
i have a depth-of-field-table for widelux 1500. i could provide it if you wish. since it has the same 50mm-lens and possibly the same coc(circle of confusion) it can be used for eigher camera.
i have only seen a nightshot-poster at photokina and an earlier daylight-shot-under not perfect light-conditions.

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marspanoramas in 3d-stereo

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Bill Parkinson
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Posted - Mar 28 2008 :  10:47:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Congratulations Aidas, It is a beauty! Can you tell what year it was made by the serial number on the lens? Mine was made in 2001. I will look forward to see more photos of the camera when you put them on your website. Also thanks for the tip about the photograph of the Bolshoi Ballet members in NYC with all of their various Soviet cameras. I will be getting it soon and will show it to everyone on a post on this forum. Thanks Aidas!

Regards, Bill

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Aidas Pikiotas
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Posted - Mar 29 2008 :  01:22:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mermoz37

aidas ,
if you will see another for such a price ...please tell me !



Alain,

I will tell you obviously ...
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Aidas Pikiotas
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Posted - Mar 29 2008 :  01:24:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jacques M.


Congratulations, Aidas!
Happy for you
By the way, what is the weight of such a camera?

Amitiйs. Jacques.



Jacques,

Thanks! The weight of particular camera is 3.7 kg ...
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Aidas Pikiotas
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Posted - Mar 29 2008 :  01:28:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

how much did you pay?

could you shoot a test by using shift up and shift down. i would like to stitch both images.
be careful when setting distances. there is not much depth-of-field. e.g. with widelux 1500 i added additional focus-points(inbetween the meters. e.g. two more between 5 and 10m etc.
be aware that below 5m resolution is lower. that is a commun problem with widelux 1500(which i have) and pan 120/horizon 205 pc-cameras. i was told that this lens-problem da ben solved in widepan. in noblex sharpness is perfect for any distance. i tested it.
50mm lens with so much shift(+-7mm) and images-height of 55mm is much impressive, which makes pan 120/horizon 205 pc unique.
50mm with 55mm image-height equals 45.45mm on a 50mm image-camera like noblex/widelux/widepan with their 50mm/50mm combination.
use a tripod when testing the camera. and make a shooting-checklist otherwise you will have double-exposures.
i have a depth-of-field-table for widelux 1500. i could provide it if you wish. since it has the same 50mm-lens and possibly the same coc(circle of confusion) it can be used for eigher camera.
i have only seen a nightshot-poster at photokina and an earlier daylight-shot-under not perfect light-conditions.

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marspanoramas in 3d-stereo



Michael,

thanks for your advises indeed! Unfortunately I'm collector, not active camera user, so don't expect camera test results from me ...

About camera price ... I have already answered your question in previous records of particular topics ...

Best Regards,
Aidas
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Aidas Pikiotas
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Posted - Mar 29 2008 :  01:34:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nightphoto


Congratulations Aidas, It is a beauty! Can you tell what year it was made by the serial number on the lens? Mine was made in 2001. I will look forward to see more photos of the camera when you put them on your website. Also thanks for the tip about the photograph of the Bolshoi Ballet members in NYC with all of their various Soviet cameras. I will be getting it soon and will show it to everyone on a post on this forum. Thanks Aidas!

Regards, Bill






Bill,

I'm really happy to have this beautiful camera and the serials of my Pan-120 is extremely close to yours ... #010037! Your images of Horizon-205PC camera are great, so I don't think I have to place some additional ones ...

I'm happy you have obtained this fantastic photograph with Bolshoj Teatr artists! I'm looking forward to see it in our catalogue as soon ...

Best Regards,
Aidas
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Michael Przewrocki
europanorama
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Posted - Mar 29 2008 :  8:21:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
wrong filmsize for horizon 205 pc/pan 120 here:
http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?426797343

its 50.5 x110 mm not 50 x 110 mm thats the main advantage against the others.
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Bill Parkinson
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Posted - Mar 29 2008 :  10:40:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael,

I just measured the height and width of my Horizon 205-PC and the size of the image it will make
on the film is exactly 50.5 mm x 110 mm. This is an exact measurement of my camera serial No. 010033,
taken at the film plane.

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quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

wrong filmsize for horizon 205 pc/pan 120 ...
its 55 x110 mm not 50 x 110 mm...


According it Manual:
http://www.zenitcamera.com/mans/horizon-205/horizon-205-eng.html
quote:

Frame format -- 50x110 mm


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Michael Przewrocki
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Posted - Mar 31 2008 :  5:22:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
former data-sheet told 55 x 110mm. i received a mail telling me that its indeed 50.5mm. i once tested 205 pc at photokina. i must dig out the negatives the check. one friend told me that the camera fell apart..
but the same also took place with zeiss-ikon...
silvestricamera can tell more about the size-changes. it must have to do with shift-quality-decreasing when 55mm-image would be shown. the changed from +-8 to 7mm.
why it has no 1/250 can also be explained. widepan and widelux 1500(similar design) have the 1/250 as shortest exp. time. at start there is a 3mm overexposure in widepan. the same is in widelux 1500. we tried to improve by setting the start point earlier. it is improved but not yet perfect. maybe we will success. btw: we had exchanged the weights. i had 14 sec. exposure times. but it also slowed down 1/60-speed. for certain indoor-shots with people(fitness-center) it was not the right idea. the were too blurry. maybe having two cameras would be best.

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Michael Przewrocki
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Posted - Jun 12 2008 :  8:12:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
moscovphoto is selling a horizon 205 pc with 55x 110mm. given me the zenit-istra-link with data. zenit! how about correcting this forever?
i asked to give me informations about new horizon s3-pro-production. i want one with same lens-quality like ho 202. sharp for all apertures from 8 to 16.
i want a special s3-pro(or two) with lens set to infinity. for 3d-stereo-work.why? i will explain elsewhere in a ho s3-pro-thread.

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Michael Przewrocki
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Posted - Jun 13 2008 :  6:00:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.zenit.istra.ru/archive/horizon/index.html
50x110mm

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Posted - Jun 14 2008 :  5:33:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

moscovphoto is selling a horizon 205 pc with 55x 110mm.


Who is this "moscovphoto"?..

quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

zenit! how about correcting this forever?


What data do you like to "correct forever"?

quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

i asked to give me informations about new horizon s3-pro-production.
...

i want one...


Why you don't send a request to KMZ directly?
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Bill Parkinson
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Posted - Jun 14 2008 :  8:10:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael,
I don't think there is anyone reading this forum that can build you a KMZ camera or correct whatever data you want corrected! This is a collectors and users forum ... not the KMZ factory.
And, in general, if you want something, it is much better to ask for it nicely! And ... nothing is "forever" ;-)


Regards, Bill

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Vladislav Kern
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Posted - Jun 14 2008 :  8:51:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Michael,

First of all - welcome to USSRPhoto forums! and second, I am totally lost with your last post that you made... are you asking a question or are you making a statement? As Bill said we are in no way affiliated with any Soviet or Russian manufacturer, I am trying to understand your point but so far unsuccessfully..

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Michael Przewrocki
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Posted - Jun 15 2008 :  09:50:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1. why cant someone of the russians here find out who is responsive for communication.

mr manchuk who was capable is now responsible for the personal. e.g. i had lost a lot of time finding out that panofot is only a prototype which will not be produced. btw: maybe panofot d3 is the new digital swinglens cam. i know sowjetunion and russia is not tiny switzerland and bigger is more complicated. maybe they are currently undergoing main structure-changes. but you must understand. i cannot do everything. i started my forum mainly due to the horizon-problem and to help KMZ-zenit to improve.
but i dont see any improvements yet. even not for the simplest communication one. kmz-zenit must at least come here and give minimum informations. digital pancams are important but mechanical ones too.
btw: arent they developping their own chip.
horizon 205 pc-despite the fact that this camere has been on the market since quite a long time, also pan-120, why cant we see highresolution-testfiles? is it so difficult to shoot and scan?
i have some tests made at silvestri-stand but they are not good enough. test-setup was bad. they didnt allow taking it out and interrupted testing.....

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Posted - Jun 15 2008 :  2:01:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

i had lost a lot of time finding out that panofot is only a prototype which will not be produced.


It is simple... Translate this page (you may translate only a first words): http://www.zenitcamera.com/archive/panofot/index.html

quote:

Панофот (Panofot)
Проект панорамного фотоаппарата... (The project of panoramic camera...)



;)

quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

maybe panofot d3 is the new digital swinglens cam.


Not swing-lens.

quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

but you must understand. i cannot do everything. i started my forum mainly due to the horizon-problem and to help KMZ-zenit to improve.


Say us what a problem Horisons has?

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Originally posted by europanorama

kmz-zenit must at least come here and give minimum informations.


;)
What information you needed in?

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Originally posted by europanorama

horizon 205 pc-despite the fact that this camere has been on the market since quite a long time, also pan-120, why cant we see highresolution-testfiles? is it so difficult to shoot and scan?


It is interesting for me: what you will do with this gigabyte file? What for it is necessary to you?
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Posted - Jul 02 2008 :  03:01:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
all about horizon-problems in my forum.
http://forums.delphiforums.com/pancams/start

large pancams for those who need ultralarge razorsharp posters.

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Posted - Jul 02 2008 :  03:10:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Zoom

It is interesting for me: what you will do with this gigabyte file? What for it is necessary to you?


to sell ultralarge, razorsharp panoramaposters without carrying heavy roundshots.

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quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

to sell ultralarge, razorsharp panoramaposters without carrying heavy roundshots.


Sorry, but you didn't answer my question... For what these high-resolution test files are necessary to you?
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Posted - Feb 05 2009 :  07:42:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zoom

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Originally posted by europanorama

how about precision? if you even cannot write the model name properly, how can you really be interested in horizon 205 pc? ...


To whom have you been talking? ;)

About name: http://www.zenitcamera.com/qa/qa-names.html#horizon




you still are uncapable to write the true camera-name.
But very few people buys Horizon-205.

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Posted - Feb 05 2009 :  07:45:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zoom

quote:
Originally posted by europanorama

to sell ultralarge, razorsharp panoramaposters without carrying heavy roundshots.


Sorry, but you didn't answer my question... For what these high-resolution test files are necessary to you?



you seem to be rather a horizon 205 pc-collector than a high-quality user.
it lasted several years until one of the horizon s3 pro-user confirmed that its new lens was bad at fstop 16. it must be replaced by 202-lens.
if you dont need quality you can use a holga. or horizon kompakt

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Posted - Feb 05 2009 :  07:58:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Zoom

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Originally posted by europanorama

i had lost a lot of time finding out that panofot is only a prototype which will not be produced.


It is simple... Translate this page (you may translate only a first words): http://www.zenitcamera.com/archive/panofot/index.html

quote:

Панофот (Panofot)
Проект панорамного фотоаппарата... (The project of panoramic camera...)



;)

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Originally posted by europanorama

maybe panofot d3 is the new digital swinglens cam.


Not swing-lens.
swinglens also new digital "horizont" maybe called panofot d3. not the first time kmz-zenit using existing model-names. see s3-pro(fuji).
d3 nikon, roundshot. clever but not very innovative.

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Originally posted by europanorama

but you must understand. i cannot do everything. i started my forum mainly due to the horizon-problem and to help KMZ-zenit to improve.


Say us what a problem Horisons has?
horizon s3-pro- lens not sharp at fstop 16.



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Originally posted by europanorama

kmz-zenit must at least come here and give minimum informations.


;)
What information you needed in?
informations about rotating speeds, production changes, camera improvements. not lies about lens-quality. s3-pro=sharper lens than 202

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Originally posted by europanorama

horizon 205 pc-despite the fact that this camere has been on the market since quite a long time, also pan-120, why cant we see highresolution-testfiles? is it so difficult to shoot and scan?


It is interesting for me: what you will do with this gigabyte file? What for it is necessary to you?


highest quality prints. miles above digital cams.

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Originally posted by europanorama
you seem to be rather a horizon 205 pc-collector than a high-quality user.


Sorry, I'm not a photographer and not a collector...
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Originally posted by europanorama
not the first time kmz-zenit using existing model-names. see s3-pro(fuji). d3 nikon, roundshot. clever but not very innovative.


At first, an indexes are not patentable...
At second, "Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro" was first announced on 05.02.2004, but "Horizon S3 pro" in Photokina'2002. So primary "S3 pro" name was first used by KMZ.
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Posted - Feb 07 2009 :  12:29:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
totally wrong. horizon s3pro was a big surprise at photokina 04, jan willem markeringk can confirm. he has the best photo-technique-site of the world. we had met at kmz-zenit-stand. i am not sure if s3-pro had not been announced at 02. i put some informations about total confusion of the shown testshots at photokina 02 or 04.
no precision is a big problem all over the world. not only in photography. precision leads to stability. thats why i am so sad that we photoraphers have to fight to get what we need. you cannot believe how much effort my american panoramic collegues put into producing eighter widepan(in china) and noblex(prototype was electropan by kornelius schorle) since widelux 1500 was bad. our effort to improve widelux 1500 here lead to a production change. until now i dont know anything about horizon 205 pc/pan 120 quality. i have seen two posters, shot under difficult light-situations. i was told that at one photokina parts fell apart.....but this happenend also with zeiss ikon....
if camera-producers would ask their potential customers beforehand and led them test a lot of pain would not happen.
horizons are unique among all rotating pancams. they are mechanical and lightweight. no electric parts to let them work. people complained about noblex(35mm versions) which led to improvements. horizon 205pc/pan 120 has/had a great potential, if only they had done some things better. e.g. lens-quality to get 55mm-image-height. 45mm equivalent compared to noblex/widepan/widelux(50mm) but larger image, smaller ratio.

limited vertical angle and lacking shift is a big problem for panorama-shooting.
thes large russian pancams have at least largest shift of all swinglens cams.
lets hope that digital horizon(panofot d3 ?) will have all we dreamed.
i would not be surprised if it will be a 360-cam rather than short-rotation/swinglens(limited angle 120/140 degr.) the same way we were surprised with the horizon-models (s3-pro etc.) at photokina 04.

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Posted - Feb 07 2009 :  12:29:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
totally wrong. horizon s3pro was a big surprise at photokina 04, jan willem markeringk can confirm. he has the best photo-technique-site of the world. we had met at kmz-zenit-stand. i am not sure if s3-pro had not been announced at 02. i put some informations about total confusion of the shown testshots at photokina 02 or 04.
no precision is a big problem all over the world. not only in photography. precision leads to stability. thats why i am so sad that we photoraphers have to fight to get what we need. you cannot believe how much effort my american panoramic collegues put into producing eighter widepan(in china) and noblex(prototype was electropan by kornelius schorle) since widelux 1500 was bad. our effort to improve widelux 1500 here lead to a production change. until now i dont know anything about horizon 205 pc/pan 120 quality. i have seen two posters, shot under difficult light-situations. i was told that at one photokina parts fell apart.....but this happenend also with zeiss ikon....
if camera-producers would ask their potential customers beforehand and led them test a lot of pain would not happen.
horizons are unique among all rotating pancams. they are mechanical and lightweight. no electric parts to let them work. people complained about noblex(35mm versions) which led to improvements. horizon 205pc/pan 120 has/had a great potential, if only they had done some things better. e.g. lens-quality to get 55mm-image-height. 45mm equivalent compared to noblex/widepan/widelux(50mm) but larger image, smaller ratio.

limited vertical angle and lacking shift is a big problem for panorama-shooting.
thes large russian pancams have at least largest shift of all swinglens cams.
lets hope that digital horizon(panofot d3 ?) will have all we dreamed.
i would not be surprised if it will be a 360-cam rather than short-rotation/swinglens(limited angle 120/140 degr.) the same way we were surprised with the horizon-models (s3-pro etc.) at photokina 04.

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Posted - Feb 07 2009 :  2:13:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit europanorama's Homepage  Reply with Quote
wikipedia-corrections- additions

i changed some incorrect "facts" in wikipedia horizon and added some true facts.
what nerves me most are incompetent editors of large photomagazines which over and over again over the years publishing incorrect/unsufficient data. but more nerves me incompetent camera-makers, unable/willing to learn. i know panoramic cameras are most complicated to build, thats why precise work is a must. we/me has suffered too much in the last 30 years. yes, 1979 started my horizont-drama. it started when the polish airline had an excuse not to transport my package in inner-polish flight from cracov to warsaw at the promises time/day. no enough space due to blood-conserve.... i must laugh, what a lie. maybe they expected to pay them. we call it: smearing(palm-oil)! i had to retravel to our airport the day after. all details about panorama-dramas(analogue pancams) can be read in my forum at:
http://forums.delphiforums.com/pancams

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