The Horizon Kompakt Panoramic Camera from Lomography is a unique camera with a 28mm multi-coated glass swing lens. The Horizon's shutter charges the camera's battery-free clockwork mechanics, and touching the shutter release begins the exposure process. As the lens moves from side to side, a narrow vertical slit between the lens and film rotates along with it... thereby progressively exposing the film as the lens moves and delivers images with a full 120° perspective. Each shot yields a 58mm long negative (about double the length of a standard 35mm).
The camera has a fixed aperture of f/8 for a long depth-of-field. It also has Day (1/60th sec) and Night (1/2 sec) swing lens speeds to enable the user to shoot under a broad range of lighting situations. Users can uncouple the camera shutter release to allow easy multiple exposures on the same frame.
Multi-Coated 28mm Glass Lens
The heart of the Horizon Kompakt is its multi-element, multi-coated 28mm glass lens that yields sharp images with vivid colors and rich contrast.
Cocking the Horizon's shutter charges the clockwork mechanics, and touching the shutter release sets the lens into motion. As the lens swings from side to side, a narrow vertical slit between the lens and film rotates along with it - thereby progressively exposing the film as the lens moves.
Fixed f/8 Aperture
The fixed f/8 aperture yields excellent depth of field (not too short and not too long), sharpness and clarity.
Easy Double Exposures
Users can fire the shutter as many times as desired without advancing the film. The uncoupled advance enables double, triple, quadruple, or more exposures on the same frame.
Battery Free Operation
The Horizon Kompakt is powered by a classic clockwork motor...no batteries required.
Uses All Varieties of 35-mm Films
Use whatever you like - all 35mm color negative, slide, black & white, or redscale film can be loaded into your Horizon camera.
Two Years Limited Warranty
The Lomographic Society International guarantees your Horizon Kompakt to be free of manufacturer defects for two full years after purchase. This does not include misuse, abuse, or dropping the camera.