The world’s first 35 mm format panoramic camera with a liquid-filled lens, the HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera will be released next month.
The new HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera showing the liquid-filled lens. (Source: Lomography.)
Combining the sweeping panoramic perspective of the Belair body with the unpredictable effects of the Sutton Liquid Lens, the new camera provides a platform for experimentation. The camera, which accepts 35mm film, produces images measuring 104 x 35 mm in size. It comes with built-in sprocket holes that replicate analogue perforated edges. Photographers can also experiment with multiple, long and pinhole exposures and take advantage of four interchangeable aperture plates for versatility in a variety of lighting conditions across a focus range from 1.5 metres to infinity. The camera is equipped with a sports viewfinder, PC-sync socket and hot-shot as well as a cable release connection and standard ¼-inch tripod socket. It is priced at US$79 and will be available from late November. Click here for more information.