WYSISWYG And More
Have you ever wished for better vision? That is, not just to see more clearly, but at the same time to see things that you've missed seeing--or remembering--because there was just too much to take in at one time.
That was me, too, until I
came upon this incredible camera, the Noblex panoramic. It sees and
remembers it all. And better than I could do it, myself. Boy, if there
were anything that I'd suggest you putting on the top of your
holiday shopping list (along with health, wealth, and time to enjoy
them both) it would be this camera.
It was funny then, but it was
also intriguing. All of these thoughts came back to me recently when Shutterbug
Editor Bob Shell asked me if I'd like to do a report on the Noblex
panoramic camera. Do I have to tell you that I jumped at the chance? With
all the traveling I do, I thought it would be a fun new adventure for
me. What I didn't realize was that it would change the way I looked
at the world--forever.
In some of my first pictures
I saw some kind of blur on both sides of my pictures. A closer look showed
me that the blurs were my fingers. I wasn't holding the camera the
way the instructions tell you to do, so my hands were in both sides of
the images. Come on, now, give me a break. The angle of view is that much?
Then, there are all these pictures
made on-board Carnival's Destiny. Check out the wedding ceremony.
It was taking place in the ship's library. The people on the left
side of the picture were actually way to my left, as I was there holding
the camera. The bride and groom were all the way to my right. You've
just got to look through this viewfinder to know what I was experiencing.
You can be pointing the camera at people and they don't even know
it, because they're so far off to the side. Talk about fun and excitement.
To say that I enjoyed the camera
tremendously is the understatement of the millennium. Coming into San
Juan, I shot a series of pictures, each one more fun than the previous.
I finally ended up liking the picture I took with all the people on the
ship's rail looking at the island. What a difference between what
those people saw and got in their snapshots and what I caught with my
The results are a distortion-free
photograph with an angle of view of 136°. The instruction book (which
I wish I could find right now) says that the lens corresponds to the natural
space perception of the human eye. I really think that it's better.
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