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Still Cameras > KMZ - Other > Gorizont
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Gorizont
1967-1973



This is the second major Soviet design for a panorama camera. It is basically a redesign of the FT-2. Like the FT-2 it uses a curved film plane and a sweeping lens. But there the similarity ends as it is much more modern looking and uses a removable optical view finder. There are three different handles for this camera, the earliest had a round solid aluminum handle. The next had the round aluminum handle with a compartment for the filter and the majority have a black square tapered handle. The rarest accessory for these cameras are the filters. There are a yellow green and a skylight filter in a square black holder with a flat spring on one side.

The camera is finished in chrome and black with black nylon fabric. The front of the camera bulges for the lens assembly. In the upper right corner is an accessory shoe for the viewfinder and in the upper left is the name plate. The name plate is always divided into two sections, with the top being chromed and the bottom a solid color and with reverse colored lettering. The most common nameplate has Horizont on top and the KMZ symbol on the bottom. Occasionally you will see Horizont Revue made for German distribution. It can also be found marked Global-H (source: www.rafcamera.com).
I've added a picture that shows the later nameplate, in red and chrome, with the symbol of quality in place of the KMZ logo, also shown is the handle and filters (napchop)



Produced: 1967-1973
Name: „Горизонт“
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x58.
Lens: OF-28P 2.8/28.
Shutter: 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125, 1/250s.

Quantity: 49.849 units.

Can be found under export names: "Global-H", "Horizont-Revue", "Kalimar Wide-X"

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Created by Vlad on 8/30/2007 8:19:33 PM   |   Last Edited by Vlad on 5/2/2011 7:36:17 PM   Revision History  
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