You have seen how ice also works as lens for camera. But do you know that water works too? Before you and three print a lens to be filled with water, you have know there is an easier way. Meet the world’s first 35 mm format panoramic camera with liquid-filled lens, the HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera.
Created by the folks over at Lomography and inspired by Thomas Sutton’s original liquid-filled lens, HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera combines sweeping panoramic perspectives with beautiful exposed sprocket holes and the unpredictable effects of the Sutton Liquid Lens.
Sutton Liquid Lens lets you inject liquid into a circular dial which result in distinctive filters and luscious liquified scenes. When clear water is introduced, dreamy, vintage effects can be achieved. You can also experiment with other liquids, like colored water for example, to create effects like full-color explosions, antique aesthetics and textures.
Lomography have long been known to encourage creativity in analog imaging devices, but I think the HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera has taken creativity to the next level.
Other details include battery-free operation (it’s analog camera!), cable release connection, selectable shutter speeds, 32 mm focal length, film advance knob, PC-socket flash connection, fixed focus (1.5 m to infinity), auto frame counter, viewfinder, and integrated tripod mount.
Lomography HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera can be had for US$79 from shop.lomography.com.
All images courtesy of Lomography.