Vertizon

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One of the things I prefer to do with my cameras is to play with their formats... That's maybe why my favorite is the Horizon!

Sensitive souls, be aware, this is hardcore modification… What you have to do is take your Horizon (whatever model should work!), and… Don’t open it yet… Just flip it 90°… No particular technical skills required, and totally reversible!
I love shooting vertically with my horizon! With a traditional camera you often have this problem of making this high building, this tower, this crane or that giraffe into your viewfinder, and when you finally get it, it looks too small or too far… With your “Vertizon”, you’ll make it fit easily in your super high shot, getting both the ground and the sky, and some awesome distortion all the way up!!

90°… Not so much to pay for a ticket to heaven!

written by champi on 2009-03-22 in #gear #tipster

12 Comments

  1. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    hahahaha super tipster! I just miss your vertical horizon shots done from and with your feet. Those are so great too! (next tipster??)

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    YEAH ! champi rocks !!!

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Yeah, Vertical Horizon rocks!! Great gallery of shots! :))

  4. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    # 1 is absolutely supernice!

  5. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    amazing gallery, thomas!!!!!!

  6. champi
    champi ·

    Thank you all for your comments! Cheers!
    And for grenoouille, the "shoot from the feet" tipster was published some time ago ;)
    beta.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2008/11/30/tipster-of-…

  7. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    AWESOME!!!

  8. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    haha!!...Thomas you legend!! this is simple, yet produces great results, you have a great gallery of shots to prove that!!...great tipster!!!!

  9. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    this is a very classic 'modification,' but you have a great album. i love 'em all.

  10. rater
    rater ·

    Nice photos!

  11. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Simple and easy tipster, and gorgeaous pics !

  12. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    I like the shots selection :)

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