A Monster of Medium Format

Posted by Dylan Kim on

As you all can probably tell from this blog, I have pretty severe GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) but I totally embrace it. I was practically drooling over my laptop when looking at this camera. The most common medium format cameras are typically 6x6.45, 6x6 and 6x7. Each ratio is different and requires a different vision for each. This camera I have dubbed a monster of medium format (cue Jaws theme song). The FujiGX617.

Source: http://www.dannyburk.com/images/fuji-617-1.jpg

Source: http://www.dannyburk.com/images/fuji-617-1.jpg

This behemoth of a camera takes photos in a panoramic 6x17 format. You can check out some photos on Flickr to see a large selection. This camera weighs about 4 pounds and will run you about $2000 off of KEH.com. It’s interesting to see a camera that shoots specifically in panoramic shots. When most of us think of panoramas we either think about stitching to them together in Photoshop or using our iPhones to take a sweeping panorama. I can only imagine the images this camera creates loaded up with Velvia 50. If anyone has any experience using a Fuji GX617, I’d love to hear about it! Please leave a comment below! I have attached several beautiful photos I found taken on a Fuji GX617.

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ff Source: https://benhorne.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/vortex_lg.jpg

Source: http://www.panoarts.com/Galerie/Schotland/River%20Coe%20waterfall.jpg Source: http://www.panoarts.com/Galerie/Schotland/River%20Coe%20waterfall.jpgSource: http://www.visionsoflightinc.com/images/photography_slideshow/wintersunset.jpg Source: http://www.visionsoflightinc.com/images/photography_slideshow/wintersunset.jpg


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