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The Horizon 202 is in production since ca. 1989. It is a successor of the Horizont (note the ‘t’) which was produced from ca. 1967-1973.  Although both cameras look quite different – the Horizont's housing made of metal and the Horizon's housing made of ABS – their internals are very similar. The Horizon 202 was designed by P. A. Tikhomirov, and the whole project was led by N. Tarassov.

The camera project started under the label “Technopan” and the first models were named “Zenit” and “Horizont” like the predecessor model. These early models had 8 speeds from 1/2s to 1/250 sec in contrast to generations 1992 and later, named “Horizon 202” (without ‘t’). The later models lack the 1/30 sec and 1/15 sec, but give a more even exposure (source: http://www.pauck.de).

Produced: c.1989
Name: "Горизонт-202", "Horizont-202", „Horizon-202“.
Producer: KMZ
Frame size: 24x58.
Lens: OF-28P  2.8/28 (early versions).
Lens: MC  2.8/28 (late versions).
Shutter: 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s (early versions).
Shutter: 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s (late versions).

Quantity: unknown.

Can be found under export names: "Technopan-202", "Pan-35SL" [2].


An earliest version of Horizont-202 camera from Alain Berry (France) collection.



An early version of the particular camera. Released in 1990 under export name "Horizont-202 ZENIT". 8 shutter speeds: 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/15s, 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s. Lens OF-28P  2.8/28mm, instead of MC 2.8/28mm in regular cameras. There is no serial number on camera's body, only on the lens. "USSR" markings on the bottom plate (see picture below). Camera opposite from private collection in Russia.



Horizont-202  #9000264.



Common version of Horizon-202 camera. Released since 1991, under export name "Horizon-202". New simplified shutter speeds: 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/8s, 1/60s, 1/125s, 1/250s. Lens MC 2.8/28mm already. Export markings "MADE IN RUSSIA" on the bottom plate (see picture below). Different design of the rear door. Soviet Sign of Quality on the shutter adance knob.

Camera opposite from private collection in South Korea. 



Horizon-202  #002009.