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Panoramic Photography by Arnaud Frich

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Photo by Arnaud Frich.

Chapter 4

Picture-Taking with Swing-Lens and Rotational Cameras

Panoramic cameras first appeared in the nineteenth century, shortly after the beginnings of photography. Panoramic cameras with swing lenses and rotational cameras with completely rotating bodies are considered specialty items, and truly panoramic when the angle of view exceeds 120°.

Rotational and swing-lens cameras function quite differently than conventional cameras (e.g., 35 mm). In order to take in a large field of view from the same point of view, two solutions ...

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