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Fuji GX617 For Sale

April 10th, 2011

Fuji GX617 Panoramic Camera

The time has come for me to sell the faithful Fuji GX617 Professional Panoramic camera kit.  It is one of the best cameras i’ve used and i can’t say a bad thing about it… well that would be stupid, as i’m trying to sell it!

Fuji GX617 with 90mm and 180mm Fujinon lenses

Fuji GX617 Complete Kit

• Fuji GX617 body, with 2 Fujinon lenses.

• The Fujinon 90mm f5.6 lens.

• The Fujinon 180mm f6.7 lens with UV filter.

• Centre Graduated Neutral density filter for 90mm (original Fuji).

• Dedicated removable viewfinders.

• Lens sun shades for each lens.

Fugi GX617 Panoramic camera with the ground glass focusing screen

Fugi GX617 & Ground Glass

• Ground glass attachment for through the lens viewing (original Fuji).

• B&W Extra wide stepped Circular Polariser (fits both lenses).

• Original Fuji GX617 bag.

The Complete kit is in perfect condition with no dents or damage, all lens glass is pristine.

The Fuji has been sold


So why am i selling it?  Have i bought a Phase One, a Hasselblad H4?  No, i’ve bought a Linhof Technorama 617…  The same thing, but different.

Fuji GX617 Panoramic camera top view

Fuji GX617 Panoramic camera top view

I’ve used the Linhof Technorama before and  they certainly produce lovely images, but no better than the Fuji GX617, and the Fuji is a much much nicer camera to use… Much much nicer!  The Linhof Technorama is a primitive bit of agricultural machinery compared to the Fuji GX617, it’s clunky, heavy and clumsy, built like a piece of farm machinery really. Whereas the Fuji is ergonomically designed to fit well in your hand and it functions like a large SLR, complete with film wind-on lever.  You can read a review of the Fuji GX617 here.

So why would i sell the lovely to use Fuji GX617 if it creates images of the same  quality as the Linhof Technorama?  I want a 72mm lens (about the 35mm equivalent of a 17mm lens), and while they are available for the Fuji GX617, they as rare as rocking horse poo.  So I want a wider angle lens and the easiest way is to buy a different camera system.

*All images used here were shot by Bob Halligan and are used with his permission

Hasselblad Vs Phase One.

The Fuji GX617 was sold long ago, but you may be interested to read about my experiences with the Hasselblad H4D-60 and why I chose it over the Phase One DF+… READ MORE>>

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