Fotoman 624 Panoramic Camera
Fotoman Professional Cameras have re-announced the Fotoman 624 Panoramic Camera featuring a Schneider 90 mm / 5.6 XL Super Angulon lens. The camera produces a large 5.6 cm x 22.4 cm image allowing for 3 shots on a 120 roll. For focusing, users can choose between the Fotoman Helical Focusing Mount and an optional ground glass focusing screen. Weighing in at 1.86kg, the Fotoman 624 Panoramic Camera comes with a 120° viewfinder. The price has not been revealed.
Fotoman Press Release
Introducing the Fotoman 624 Panoramic Camera
Shenzhen, China: Fotoman Professional Cameras announces the release of the Fotoman 624 Panoramic Camera. With the same exceptional design as previous Fotoman cameras, the Fotoman 624 offers the widest lens ever to be mounted on a 624 camera, the infamous Schneider 90 mm / 5.6 XL Super Angulon.
The camera produces a large 5.6 cm x 22.4 cm image allowing for 3 shots on a 120 roll.
This large image size in conjunction with the exceptional quality of large format lenses will produce a very sharp image with incredible tonal range and depth of field. Focusing is done with the use of the Fotoman Helical Focusing Mount or the optional ground glass.
Milled from a solid billet of 6061 T2 aluminum alloy this sturdy light-weight camera body comes in at 1.86kg (4.1 lbs). Add the 120° viewfinder, cone assembly, helical focusing mount and lenses to create a beautiful tool for any panoramic photographer.
Shenzhen Fotoman Technology Development Co., Ltd. (Fotoman Professional) is located in Shenzhen, China. Products are designed and developed by the award winning Photographer Charlie Chun under the name of Fotoman Professional.
Fotoman Professional designs, develops and manufacturers panoramic, large and medium format cameras. The products are made of high quality materials and assembled by hand to produce a professional level product with exceptional value.
All camera products produced by Fotoman Professional accept large format lenses, roll film or film backs. The medium format cameras have additional capabilities for handling medium format digital backs from all digital back manufacturers. Limited only by the creative mind of the photographer, Fotoman Professional products combine high quality, large format, lenses and high quality backs (both digital and traditional) making a product that is capable of producing exceptional imagery.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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There is nothing new with this camera. This camera was available already when Fotoman Camera was an alive company as Fotoman Camera, a JV between Charlie Chun and an American and Canadian. See http://www.fotomancamera.com/product_list.asp?id=168
Click 'Home' to read that they ceased production in April 2009!
Having met Charlie multiple times in Shenzhen the other year, all he had of this camera is old stock.
I could tell more... but suggest to remove this announcement from new products. It is false and complete misleading to announce as new product.
Anders_HK at 08:34pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Hm - thanks for the info. Given that this is a recent press release sourced from the official Photokina 2012 website, we have decided not to remove it, but changed the wording in the introduction to make it clear that this is a re-announcement of an older product. Once again, thanks for drawing our attention to this!
Zoltan Arva-Toth at 11:59am on Thursday, September 20, 2012
What is the re-announcement???
They have been selling it worldwide from the China fraction in Shenzhen ever since the ceasing of Fotoman Camera (Hong Kong), thus since the American and Canadian "ceased the fabrication". Care to be that this 624 is from the old stock??? It looks 100% same as old stock.
If you email me I can tell you more...
Anders_HK at 05:06pm on Thursday, September 20, 2012
I have been to photokina, talked to the guys from fotoman (Charlie Chu, Steven Clere, Kim Anouche) and had a close look at their cameras, especially the 624. I own a 624 of the old type for about 3 years now. the "new" 624 has some minor changes and improvements. it is no new new camera, but it is no old stock either. show me a 624 and I'll tell you if it's an old one or one of the new series. the problem of anders_hk may be, that fotoman.cc show an old type 624 at their website, but they had a new type at photokina...
Kind regards, Peter E.
Peter E. at 06:59pm on Sunday, September 30, 2012