The Six:17 is a unique medium format (6x17) camera system, with the flexibility of direct ground glass focusing capability and zone focus handheld photography in one compact, lightweight, system. Using dedicated, interchangeable, magnetic lens cones allows for a range of focal lengths to be used by the photographer.
The Six:17 has a fully removable film back, with integrated darkslide, making it the only handheld 6x17 camera that you can directly focus/compose each frame on the roll, giving complete control over each panoramic frame.
The main camera body has an embedded bubble level in the top centre, to aid composition when focusing on the ground glass, the level is also visible when the film back is fitted to provide the same composition aid when using the camera with zone focusing.
An accessory fresnel is available separately, which increases the brightness of the standard ground glass.
All Six:17 cameras come with one lens cone/helicoid as standard. If there is a specific lens you wish to use, and it's not listed, get in touch and a custom cone can be designed, so long as the rear element is smaller than 60mm diameter, and the shutter size is smaller than 54mm.
All lens cones are secured using 8 very strong neodymium magnets, as well as a physical lock tab, and can be removed by pushing the left side of the cone from the inside of the body to release the magnets.
Film loading/unloading is simple, thanks to the hinged rear door, secured using strong embedded magnets and sprung take up/rewind knobs. Both the take up and rewind knobs on the top plate are machined aluminium.
The rear of the film back has a central red window, below a rotating physical cover, used to quickly and easily wind on to the next frame. The full manual winding means that double/multiple exposures are possible. The following frame numbers are used;
6x17 - 2,5,8,11 (4 frames)
The Six:17 camera weighs only 412g, without lens/cone, making it a very compact system that you can comfortably carry in a bag, or attached via a camera strap. All Six:17 cameras come with an accessory neck strap mount, which is screwed into the tripod thread on the base. Any standard tripod plate can then be secured to the adaptor.
As well as a standard 1/4" tripod thread built in to the base of the camera, there are also three coldshoes on the top plate. Accessory viewfinders/rangefinders can be used in the coldshoes to help with framing/focus (not included).
38mm deep (66mm deep at the grip)
103mm high, including the winding knobs.
Weighs 412g without a lens
Included with your Six:17
Lens cone of your choice
Lens Board of your choice
Full Size Ground Glass
There is no lens included with the Six:17 - This will need to be supplied by the photographer.