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The Widelux is a mechanical swing-lens camera that does an almost 140-degree panorama. The 35mm film sits against a round drum. A vertical slit pivots across the film when the shutter is pressed, exposing the frame. While it sounds complicated, the Widelux is a joy to use. It is pre-focused at 10 ft and the only way to capture a documentary style photograph is by stopping down to f11. This makes concert photography with a Widelux especially tricky and an interesting challenge. Notable aficionados of Widelux in North America include Mr. Jeff Bridges, aka The Dude.