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Horizon Kompakt: The Camera Which Opened My Eyes

When I got my Horizon Kompakt, "Lomography" was still unknown term for me. I bought him from my friend who was interested mostly in digital photography, so Horizon was lonely, "unemployed," and of unknown origin when I first saw him.

I keep on saying “him”, because it just feels wrong to say “it.” This camera has such a strong character and persistence, that saying “it” would sound almost inappropriate. I love the way he looks. He’s quite a charmer and loves attention too. And when I say that he is persistent, I really mean it. I managed to load film incorrectly twice and he still delivered wonderful results. I dropped him really badly once and he is still working without complaints.

I love the way he sounds. You’ve heard the saying “women love with their ears.” I can tell you now, it is true. The first time I heard him, I smiled. After one year, he still makes my heart beat faster.

The Horizon Kompakt has a great sharp lens, doesn’t need batteries, uses 35mm films and has a fixed f/8 aperture. Let’s not forget that he is capable of making double exposures and shooting at day or night. It’s always a pleasure working with him.

Horizon Kompakt is a great companion, but if you really want take him everywhere, it’s better to get a proper bag to keep him safe and sound.

At last, but not least, Horizon Kompakt was the hero who revealed the magic world of lomography to me. I found this website on his body: www.lomography.com and since the first visit, I am an admirer.

The Horizon Kompakt makes it easy for everyone to shoot fantastic panoramic images. With fixed focus and aperture settings, all you have to do is point and shoot! Get your own Horizon Kompakt now!

17 comments

  1. simonh82

    simonh82

    Love your photos, great article!

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  2. stratski

    stratski

    Damn, now I want one... Great pictures!

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  3. myvitaminx

    myvitaminx

    already in my wanted list! :)

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  4. bravopires

    bravopires

    dont you "must use it more often!"?

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  5. bravopires

    bravopires

    "he", sorry, it is true "it just feels wrong to say "it""

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  6. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    Definitely on my holiday/birthday lists.

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  7. a1con

    a1con

    Great article, now I have to add "him" to the wish list..

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  8. ricomion

    ricomion

    I one one too :/

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  9. nerdlab

    nerdlab

    Really NEEED one too!!! And I want to find the white model like the one you posted!!

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  10. fab

    fab

    I have an Horizon, never had such good results. I am now getting it out of the cupboard!!! Thanks and congrats!

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  11. hay

    hay

    Amazing, I want one now!

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  12. dearjme

    dearjme

    greaaaat photos!

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  13. philippa

    philippa

    Vute article, and great shots!

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  14. lomonesia

    lomonesia

    horizon kompakt rules!!!

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  15. bien-u

    great review! now i'm wake up my horizon
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  16. johnhn

    johnhn

    very nice!
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  17. af-capture

    af-capture

    Very nice

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