Fully mechanical swing-lens panoramic 35mm film camera, made in 1991 by Panon Camera Shoko Co., Ltd. Tokyo Japan.
Widelux F8 exposes a 140 degree 24mm x 59mm panoramic view photographs on 35mm film wound around a cylindrical film gate, through a slit as the lens pivots on a horizontal arc, which allows for some distortion effects and color shifts that are not available with straight focal plane film cameras.
- Frame size: 24x59mm (21 pictures with 36 exposures film)
- Angle of view: 140º(diagonal), 126º(horizontal), 55º(vertical)
- Focus: fixed, 5m to infinity
- Viewfinder coverage: 90%
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