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More than the sum of its parts: 2-mistakes-in-one shot + one normal 6x9 makes for a fantastic pano | by Leon Oosthuizen
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More than the sum of its parts: 2-mistakes-in-one shot + one normal 6x9 makes for a fantastic pano

yup this was done on a 1936 6x9 manual wind rangefinder - it still has a lens that will kick dust in the eyes of any Canon or Nikon.

 

scanned to the films full resolution, this fine grain will render a 165megapixel image - an just less than the monstrous 6x17 cameras... wallpaper in a box. the stunning thing about the Ikonta is its folding bellows, so it is still the best quality : size / weight ratio of any consumer camera (i have to say "consumer" because i bet the military have something better, but only be a smidgen i'd say.perhaps a 8x10 version of this camera design with finegrain 3200 film if that is even possible?

scanned on an Imacon, this image, unedited renders a 1GB tif file. it take a while to open even on super computers, never mind a white iMac, so i hop you appreciate this one being in the stream ;) i know i sure do.

 

the overlapping was due to the film not being advanced far enough to seperate the two frames. the lefthand side was also accidentally exposed twice. (no means on the camera to tell weather or not you've already hit the shutter.

the fact the hills line up in the middle is pure luck.

 

this must be one of my favorite shots - like top 10. and ive KNOW ive got more that 1000, possibly even close to 2000 photos on my hard drive.

 

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Taken on December 31, 2009