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lindyhopper
04-16-2013, 02:13 AM
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.

LJH
04-16-2013, 03:03 AM
What's the appeal of these two over the other cheaper or higher spec'ed 6x17 cameras?

perkeleellinen
04-16-2013, 03:03 AM
I'm sure you've seen, but just in case, Aperture in London has a GX617 in stock (http://www.apertureuk.com/Med-Photo/Fuji-GX617/Fuji-GX617.html). Not sure if London is considered close-by, though.

lindyhopper
04-20-2013, 03:36 AM
Thanks for replies, have taken the plunge brought Fuji g617 105mm.

Fotoman Professional
08-08-2013, 09:12 PM
Lindyhopper sorry but we do not have a distributor in the UK at this time.

sdzsdz
03-18-2014, 08:40 AM
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