There are three basic types of panoramic cameras, the conventional camera with a fixed wide angle lens and standard leica format 24x36 ( Contarex Hologon. The Hologon lense has been done also for Leica cameras in Leica Mount ), the conventional camera with wide angle lens and long format 24x65 ( X-Pan sistem ), and last the scanning camera with rotating lenses. The other conventional cameras (reflex or rangefinder like Bessa L/R sistem) was born for multi purpose picture taking. Scanning cameras either have a swing lens which gives up to 120 degrees view or a rotating body/fixed lens which can photograph more than a 360 degree view. The only system with interchangeable lens, real panoramic picture purpose, and an outfit of 3 different lenses is Hasslblad X-Pan system.

Lens

Angle
of View

Film

Image
Width

Max
Aperture

Min
Aperture

Filter
Size

Year

Picture

Contarex Hologon

Hologon 15mm

120°

35mm

fixed

8/16

22

52mm

1964

Panorax Zi-A

Panorax lens 40mm

360°

35mm

fixed

3.5

22

Periskop-finder, Nippon Tokushu Koki Co.

1958

Hasselblad X-PAN

interchangeable
45mm

120°

35mm

65mm

4

22

49mm

2000

Fuji TX-1

interchangeable
45mm

120°

35mm

65mm

4

22

49mm

2000

Hasselblad X-PAN II

interchangeable
45mm

120°

35mm

65mm

4

22

49mm

2004

Fuji TX-II

interchangeable
45mm

120°

35mm

65mm

4

22

49mm

2004

Krasnogorsk FT-2

Industar-50 50:5

120°

35mm

24x110mm

5

5

Special

1958

Krasnogorsk FT-3

Industar-22 50:5

120°

35mm

24x110mm

5

5

Special

1951

Horizont

28mm

120°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1967

Horizon 202

28mm

120°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1989

Horizon 202 S

28mm

120°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

Horizon S3 PRO

28mm

120°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

2003

Horizon S3 Sport

28mm

120°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

Horizon Perfekt

ARSAT 28mm

120°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

done for Lomographic society order

2005

Horizon Kompakt

ARSAT 28mm

120°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

White body, done for Lomographic society order

2005

Widelux F6
Made by Panon, also sold as Kalimar label

Lux 26mm

140°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1959

Widelux F6 B
Made by Panon, also sold as Kalimar label

Lux 26mm

140°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1973

Widelux F7
Made by Panon, also sold as Kalimar label

Lux 26mm

140°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1974

Widelux F8
Made by Panon, also sold as Kalimar label

Lux 26mm

140°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1988

Widelux FV
Made by Panon, also sold as Kalimar label

Lux 26mm

140°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1958

Widelux FVI
Made by Panon, also sold as Kalimar label

Lux 26mm

140°

35mm

58mm

2.8

16

Special

1964

Roundshot 35

35mm

360°

35mm

224mm

2.8

22

52mm

Roundshot 35S

35mm

360°

35mm

224mm

2.8

22

52mm

Spinshot 35S

25mm

360°

35mm

160mm

52mm

Noblex 135 S

fixed focus Noblar T 4.5/29

120°

35mm

66mm

4.5

16

Special

1994

Noblex ProSport 35mm

fixed focus Noblar T 4.5/29

120°

35mm

66mm

4.5

16

Special

1994

Noblex 135 U

fixed focus Noblar T 4.5/29

120°

35mm

66mm

4.5

16

Special

1994

Globuscope

Fixed focus 25/3.5

360°

35mm

52mm

3.5

22

Shutter speeds are: 1/100, 1/200, 1/400 by changing slits

1981

Noblex Panorama Cameras


An important difference when comparing the Noblex to similar swing-lens cameras such as the Russian Horizon and the Japanese Widelux is that the drum is driven by an electrical drive instead of a spring. This allows for a longer path with uniform motion. The path is actually a full rotation of 360. The drum is not rotated back while transporting the film. It only rotate in one direction and always for a full turn. During the first 180 (actually 209), the drum accelerates to the nominal speed, and during the second 180 (actually 137), the actual exposure is made

Noblex ProSport 35mm 29mm f4.5 with stepless aperture range from f4.5-f16 Electronic shutter speed control 135 angle of view Large clear viewfinder 24x66mm negative size 19 exposures on a roll of 35mm(36exp) film Uses 4-AAA batteries Aluminum internal chassis 5 stop Shutter Speed range: 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 Includes camera, case, 2 year warranty, instruction manual, strap

Noblex 135 S 35mm Same features as ProSport plus Shift-4mm lens shift for additional perspective control Multiple exposure button Panolux compatible (optional) for automatic exposure control Viewfinder level 5 stop Shutter Speed range: 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 Includes camera, case, 2 year warranty, instruction manual, strap

Noblex 135 U 35mm Same features as ProSport plus Shift-4mm lens shift for additional perspective control Multiple exposure button Panolux compatible (optional) for automatic exposure control Viewfinder level 10 stop Shutter Speed range: 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 Includes camera, case, 2 year warranty, instruction manual, strap
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Massimo Bertacchi, 2 May 06