Horizon Panoramic camera

Horizon Panoramic camera
  • Horizon Panoramic camera
  • Horizon Panoramic camera
Product description

The Horizont, marked in cyrillic ???????? for the home market, is a sturdy and well built Russian panoramic camera, Some 49,849 were made by Krasnogorski Mekhanicheskii Zavod (KMZ) from 1967-1973. The panning ??-28? (OF-28P) 28mm f2.8 lens makes 24×58mm frames on 35mm film, giving a 120° view. By adjusting the slit width exposure times of 1/30s, 1/60s and 1/125s can be set on the dial at the top plate. An un-calibrated and unmarked 1/250s is also available. In the center of the dial is a film speed reminder dial. A spirit level is located on the left corner of the top plate, which is covered when the detacheable viewfinder is fitted into a vertical shoe on the front. A mirror system allows the user to see the spirit level when looking through the viewfinder. As with most Soviet cameras of that era, the two first digits in the serial number at the back indicates year of manufacture. 

A complete set also includes a sloping bakelite hand grip to be fitted to the left side if the camera base, and a black leather outfit case. Later variants were supplied with a cyclindrical hand grip and a brown leather case.