Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/21

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Konica Super-Wide disposable (was: Curved film planes in 35mm camera)
From: attinasi at (Marc Attinasi)
Date: Mon Jun 21 07:42:47 2004
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I've use three of those Konica super wide cameras and I think they are 
lousy, despite the curved film plane! Interestingly, they produce 
decently sharp image in the 0.5 - 2 meter range, but at infinity it is 
all mush. And the film is not great either, too bad they did not use 
Fuji 800 speed film ;-)

- marc

On Jun 21, 2004, at 6:06 AM, Dennis Painter wrote:

> Many of the Minox cameras have a curved film plane. One direction only 
> of course. And the lens is not a simple lens, 4 element f/3.5 as I 
> recall.
> Martin Krieger wrote:
>> The new Konica Film-In Superwide one time use camera, 17mm lens, has 
>> a curved film plane horizontally. The images are quite good (it has 
>> 800 speed film Konica color negative film in it). Are there any other 
>> cameras you know of that have tried this? I assume that the trick is 
>> that the image plane is in fact not so flat given the simple lens, 
>> and hence the curving of the film plane makes up for that.
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