Want to look at a Fuji or Fotoman

Discussion in 'Panoramic Cameras and Accessories' started by lindyhopper, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. lindyhopper

    lindyhopper Member

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    Thinking about getting either a Fuji or Fotoman 6x17, I live in the UK Rye East Sussex, I would really like to have a look before buying is there anyone near me who has either of these.
     
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    What's the appeal of these two over the other cheaper or higher spec'ed 6x17 cameras?
     
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    I'm sure you've seen, but just in case, Aperture in London has a GX617 in stock. Not sure if London is considered close-by, though.
     
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    Thanks for replies, have taken the plunge brought Fuji g617 105mm.
     
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    Lindyhopper sorry but we do not have a distributor in the UK at this time.
     
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    Fotoman cameras are very well made out of solid metal and give you a wide variety of superb lenses to use. I also like the feature to bring tension to the film after transport and to wind it back. Only the finder is a bit murky with very wide lenses.
    I never had a fuji but the GX with interchangable lenses is still very expensive and you have no super wide angle, and the G617 has a fixed lens with 105mm.
    I also had a Gaoersi and a DaYi that worked quite well but were not as well machined as the Fotoman.

    Best regards, Sebastian