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.

Credits: lighthouse_keeperess

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.

Credits: lighthouse_keeperess

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!

written by lighthouse_keeperess on 2012-01-12 #gear #russian #120 #review #kompakt #panorama #panoramic #wide #horizon #film-camera #user-review #requested


  1. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Love your photos, great article!

  2. stratski
    stratski ·

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

  3. myvitaminx
    myvitaminx ·

    already in my wanted list! :)

  4. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    dont you "must use it more often!"?

  5. bravopires
    bravopires ·

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

  6. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Definitely on my holiday/birthday lists.

  7. a1con
    a1con ·

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

  8. ricomion
    ricomion ·

    I one one too :/

  9. nerdlab
    nerdlab ·

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

  10. fab
    fab ·

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

  11. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    greaaaat photos!

  12. philippa
    philippa ·

    Vute article, and great shots!

  13. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    horizon kompakt rules!!!

  14. bien-u
    bien-u ·

    great review! now i'm wake up my horizon

  15. johnhn
    johnhn ·

    very nice!

  16. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    Very nice

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