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.
- Swing-Lens Technology
- 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.