Brooks-Plaubel Veriwide 100
|Brooks-Plaubel Veriwide 100 panorama camera|
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The Veriwide 100 is a medium format panoramic camera from Brooks in cooperation with Plaubel, and released in about 1959. It produces seven 56 x 92mm (6x10) images on a roll of 120 film. A newer model was also available with a similar name called Brooks-Veriwide.
It uses a fixed 47mm f/8 Schneider Super Angulon lens, made from 6 elements in 4 groups. Surrounding the lens is a 40.5mm filter thread. It can focus from 2.3 feet to infinity. It uses a Synchro-compur #00 MXV shutter with speeds of 1 - 1/500 second plus bulb. The aperture is adjusted on the lens via a red small red tab. It has electronic flash sync up to 1/500 second and a bulb mode, the self-timer and sync mode can be adjusted with a green tab.
The "Leitz Veriwide 100 Brooks New York" finder has brightlines for close distances and the body also has a flip up wire frame sport finder on the front of the camera. It can be adjusted for parallax at 2.5, 4.5 and 10 feet.
There are two different variations of spirit levels depending on camera revision. One revision has two spirit levels on the front of the camera with one on a horizontal and another on a vertical axis, the other a single eye type on top by the shutter release.
|two spirit levels|
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