Astonishing Horizon Perfekt


To take large field of view, you can use a wide angle lens, like the one for the LC-A+. But with the Horizon, you embrace a larger panorama, add a great dynamic to your shots, and attract intrigued people for the fun.

Since the first time I saw the photos produced by the Horizon cameras, I was excited to own one. But the device is a little expensive. I tried to be satisfied with my classic cameras. But this is like watching a 4/3 everyday although the greatest movies are displayed in Cinemascope format. I finally decided to buy the Horizon Perfekt.

Above is my first shot. No flash, no light meter, all is done in an hazardous way. In fact, this shot was just lucky. The others are not as good as this one. So yes, I need a light meter. But light meters are so expensive… I then discovered the application Pocket Lightmeter for my smartphone, and then the results are better.

Better, yes, but not perfekt. The weather is rainy, the sun is gone, and because I always use classic cameras, I have some difficulties to compose some interesting photos: this new format requires a new way to make good shots… So I needed to think again for the compositions. And do you know who is one of the best teachers for Cinemascope-like photos? Sergio Leone! I then watched his most famous western movies, especially “The good, the bad and the ugly”. And now, here are the other shots:

All the shots have been done with the help of the Pocket Light meter app.

I love Cinemascope…

written by pamplemousse_mk2 on 2011-06-24 #gear #review #panoramic #wide #lomography #horizon-perfekt #user-review #requested


  1. leeemur
    leeemur ·

    Beautiful shots!~
    After reading this, I took out my phone to download a light meter app. haha

  2. jennson
    jennson ·

    i love sergio leone and the soundtrack and music of ennio moricone!!!

  3. jennson
    jennson ·

    whats a good lightmeter app for iphone?

  4. pamplemousse_mk2
    pamplemousse_mk2 ·

    Use Pocket Light Meter. It is really easy and reliable.

  5. pamplemousse_mk2
    pamplemousse_mk2 ·

    I forgot to say that the concert with lights and glows was the one of Jagajazzist at La Flèche d'Or, in Paris, France.

  6. j_robert
    j_robert ·

    light meter apps? damn, gotta grab one of those

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