Okay, so here’s a camera that I can practically guarantee you won’t have seen before. It is a panoramic camera that takes pictures 24x98mm on standard 35mm film. It started life as a Wray Stereographic camera and was converted into a panoramic camera some time in the 1960s. The conversion was carried out by a man called C. Leslie Thomson who wrote a book back in the 1950s on how to build your own stereo cameras. He turned the twin image film plane into one long format that encompasses both the stereo pictures that would originally have been shot plus the space between them. Then he grafted a box onto the front of the body and stuck a lens on the front. The lens he chose was a 90mm f/6.8 Angulon which, at one time, was greatly favoured as a wide-angle lens by 5x4-inch photographers. So it covers the entire width of the 35mm panoramic frame with a wide angle of view. The shutter is a Synchro Compur which has its release on the rim. But a new release has been engineered to link with and fire the shutter from further back on the body. The lens is fixed focus at infinity, but two close-up lenses came with the camera for shooting at 8-20 feet and 16-40 feet. After some negotiations I feel myself extremely lucky to have been able to buy this camera from Mr Thomson’s son. I’m pretty much confident in saying it’s the only one in the world. Unless anyone out there knows different.