Patent Number: 6,169,858

Title: Panoramic image capture aid

Abstract: A panoramic image capture aid is formed in a photographic camera to assist a photographer in recording a series of film images that can be combined to form a panoramic image. The capture aid includes a viewing window on the camera, a first stripe indicator coupled to a film advance mechanism for moving with each film advance, and a second stripe indicator coupled to a compass for indicating the direction the camera is pointing. The first and second stripe indicators are supported on transparent rings concentrically arranged relative to the camera body such that their stripes intersect in the viewing window when the camera is properly positioned for the next image in the series of images.

Inventors: Ray; Lawrence A. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G03B 37/00 (20060101); G03B 37/02 (20060101); G03B 041/00 (); G03B 017/48 (); G03B 017/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018