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Can't afford a Horizon camera? Want a camera that can switch from panorama and normal mode? Want quality from a $3 camera? This is what you need!

In my opinion, this is a Vivitar PN2011 clone, the only huge difference is the look. You’ll be carrying a bright yellow camera around, but its not entirely yellow. Here are the serious technical details:

-Camera Type : Panorama / normal 2 way 35mm camera
- Film Format : Panoramic 13 × 36mm, Normal 24 × 36mm
- Lens : F28mm, F/ 8.0, Shooting range : 1m – infinity
- Shutter : Mechanical shutter
- Shutter Speed : 1/125 sec.
- Viewfinder : Reserve Galilean Type
- Dimensions : 39 × 68.5 × 106 mm.
- Tripod Socket

I modified this camera to do multiple exposures, and I have a keychain to allow that feature. This camera surprised me, it came cheap, so I didn’t think it would take good pictures. Fortunately, it does! Pretty sharp for a $3 camera if you ask me. I love how I can switch from panorama and normal at any time of shooting a roll with it, more fun with the multi-exposure modification. It’s made out of plastic, so take care of it, but if in case it breaks, just buy another one! I actually have a spare with me, because it was cheap so I was thinking to myself, “why not?!”

I enjoy shooting panorama with this, I know its “fake” panorama, but it satisfies my need to have panoramic shots. I can’t afford the Horizon (at the moment). Although, sometimes the panorama flap doesn’t set in well, therefore creating a slanting panorama line. I don’t mind though, adds a ’lil flavor to the shot.

Overall I’d recommend this camera to you, you won’t be disappointed by the pictures it can take!

written by cinzinc


  1. paramir


    pretty sharp pictures indeed! great gallery.

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  2. gnarlyleech


    Great pictures. I have used a few vivitar clones with wonderful results. It truly is suprising how sharp the pictures turn out. Also they are very affordable cameras.

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  3. superlighter


    wow! I like the keychain to perform double exposure! Clever solution!!

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  4. nicolas_noir


    I also have a PN919, but there is no mention of Octopus on it! In fact it looks quite different in terms of finish, however share the same end product. I bought a bulk lot of the Vivitar PN2011 which it is modelled on, sold a fair few on but going to retain maybe at least a spare one to mod with the bulb and long exposure mod.

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  5. herbert-4


    Cool! I have several of the Vivitars. Also try to find an Olympus AM100. It's a little plastic camera that's weirdly capable, but goes unrecognised, and so, costs nothing. Enjoy.

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  6. basterda


    Oh, this is the one you used for our doubles! Cool! :)

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  7. eventuellwien


    wow stunning photos !
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  8. twoasty


    nice picture, could you tell me how to use the keychain ? thanks
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  9. rancliffhasenza


    Fantastic shots :) I wonder how you do the double exposures, it just doesn't work with mine.

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  10. iandevlinphoto


    picked one up today mines is silver! gonna play with it over the next few days

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