It's the photographic accidents that sometimes bring out some new twists and thoughts about photography. Things you never really thought about in the first place. Just imagine the lens of your panoramic camera gets loose and creates some very interesting new results? How about that?
On my trip for the “caviar diaries” I took quite some panoramic shots, but I only discovered them recently, while I looked through all the negatives. There were nine developed films I never paid attention to. On this trip my Horizon Perfect broke down. The lens fell off, bit by bit, exposure by exposure. And in this phase of looseness and transition something very peculiar happened. While most of the shots were just unusable and out of focus, there was something like a macro-set-up (well, close-up-set-up would be the correcter term – but macro just sounds so well:) for some while. The close foreground was in focus and the background was unfocused.
This totally turns around the logic of panoramic cameras, whereas the focus region begins from 1 to 2 meters and everything behind is in more or less in focus and everything before that is unfocused. This setup was the first close-up panoramic camera, maybe in history :) This gives you quite some options to tell a story, but still you have to know about it. And when you know about it you have to conserve that set-up, which is impossible. In my case, the lens fell off and I got a new camera. Only after I got all the negatives back I understood, that my pictures had been unfocused from the start. But I am glad for some of the shots in this album and the physical experiment behind it.
And maybe this is some inspiration for a new choice of lenses/ lens-adaptors for Lomographic panoramic cameras. How about close-up, macro- or even telelenses for the Horizon? I think you could really change the face of panoramic photography with that and it would surely be a nice addition to everything that is out there.
"Magical" here means that every time I use the Diana F+, the results are always beyond both my expectations and imagination. That's why I always use it when I feel like doing something different. It has never failed me since day one; I even always bring this camera during my trips!
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-05-05 in #gear#news
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