Whether you want to get your hands on your first panoramic camera or are simply curious about how the difference between the Horizon Perfekt and Kompakt, this installment of Reviews on Rewind will give an idea — straight from your fellow lomographers’ previously published reviews! Check them out after the jump!
“However, despite the cons and somehow frustrating experiences (mostly my quirks), I actually like this camera a lot. If the conditions are correct, I get beautiful and sharp panoramic images, something that I don’t get with my digital camera when I select the panorama option.”
“I now own a Horizon Perfekt, but I always miss how easy it was to shoot multiple exposures with the Kompakt. You can cock it again to shoot in the same frame and see a nice overlaying shot!”
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.
Fair enough, you don’t get the fancy metering system, but I think it just makes it more of a challenge and you can get some fantastic unpredictable results. To multiple expose, all you do it cock the shutter, take a photo, cock the shutter, and take another photo it’s that simple as it’s a manual wind on.
When he let me borrow the Horizon Kompakt and gave a roll of 400 Ilford Black and White 35mm film, I was thrilled and intimidated at the same time. But I say have no fear! The Horizon Kompakt does not fail to deliver, newbie or veteran Lomographers.
Want to compare the Horizon Kompakt with its older brother, the Horizon Perfekt? Read this installment of Reviews on Rewind to find out what our fellow lomographers have to say about the Horizon Perfekt!