View Full Version : Shen Hao 617 Arrived!

06-15-2011, 05:06 AM
Not sure if I ever introduced myself here. Anyway, I am a confirmed pano-nut. So much so that I have 2 XPan-II: http://www.5pmlight.com/?p=2225

I just took delivery of a Shen Hao 617. This is my first view camera, and I am having a blast:

I think the Shen Hao and the XPan make a killer combo!

// richard
// blog: http://www.5pmlight.com

06-15-2011, 05:25 AM
Looks awesome, and great pano shots on your blog.

Jeff Bannow
06-15-2011, 09:10 AM
Nice. How did you decide on that model Shen-Hao over the others? I've been thinking about getting one myself.

Tim Gray
06-15-2011, 09:23 AM
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?

Jeff Kubach
06-15-2011, 09:29 AM
Great shots, I wish I had one!


06-15-2011, 03:42 PM
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!

06-16-2011, 12:04 PM
I too think that your images are great! You should have fun with this new camera.

06-28-2011, 12:08 PM
Very Nice!

06-29-2011, 06:19 AM
Start saving for the 7x17...