Shen Hao 617 Arrived!

Discussion in 'Panoramic Cameras and Accessories' started by Richard Man, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Richard Man

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    Looks awesome, and great pano shots on your blog.
     
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    Nice. How did you decide on that model Shen-Hao over the others? I've been thinking about getting one myself.
     
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    Very cool. Nice website. I just got an XPan myself and am looking forward to shooting with it. That 6x17 camera looks neat. Does it fold up small?
     
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    Great shots, I wish I had one!

    Jeff
     
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    Thanks all for the comments.

    @Jeff - the only one available from Badger Graphic at the time was the PTB617 rather than the TC617, and after looking at the spec, I thought the PTB is better: it's lighter and folds up, and only lose some movements that are probably not important. I like pano format a lot so I know I don't want a 4x5 or 5x7 with a 617 back - that's wasting a lot of the camera features that I don't use.

    @Tim, yes it folds up to the size of a hardcover book. Of course you still have the rollfilm holder and the lens....

    Thanks again!
     
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    I too think that your images are great! You should have fun with this new camera.
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    Start saving for the 7x17...
     
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    I'm considering purchasing a Shen-Hao TFC 617-A this weekend. Are you happy with yours after all of these years?
     
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    Blast from the past! :smile:

    Yes, I am. I like view camera so much that I bought 3 4x5 cameras since then :smile: So have not shot as much with the 617. Still highly recommended!
     
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    I'd highly recommend one of the DaYi 617 backs (although my first few rolls had light-leaks, I've worked around that).
    The one I have is Graflok for 4x5, it sits back from the regular GG (and has its own GG), there's also a version for 5x7 that fits flush with the normal GG. Then changing to 4x5 is as simple as changing back to the regular GG.

    Definitely isn't as light as a dedicated 617 like a ShenHao, Fuji G(X) or Technorama though, but they're only $500 plus whatever 4x5 you want.
     
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    I am, however, I never use it now.

    I only shoot B&W, so have the 7x17" to use. I much prefer the massive camera to the (relatively) tiny 6x17cm.

    I'm currently weighing up selling the original Shen Hao 617....