As a purpose-built instrument, Linhof's Technorama System is quite possibly the most beautiful camera ever produced with it's weapons-grade die-cast chassis, simple, ergonomic features and all-around deliberateness. Widely known and coveted among professionals, either camera would be a dream acquisition for any serious amateur photographer.
617s III 6x17cm Extreme Panoramic Field Camera
The rugged die-cast professional camera for reliable performance without the need of batteries under the most rugged working conditions "on location“ such as travel photography, expeditions, adventure. Ideal for hand-held use producing professional large format quality which can normally only be achieved with 5×7 in. large format cameras (illustration: with Technorama Super-Angulon XL 5,6 / 72 and Protection Ring). The Linhof Shift Adapter with wide-angle lenses offering an extremely wide shift range of 30 mm (15 mm each up and down). The Shift Adapter can be used with all existing Technorama bodies accepting interchangeable lenses. Image control with Groundglass Back T 617 + Magnifier Adapter + Magnifier.
612 pc II 6x12cm Panoramic Camera with Perspective Control
A camera with no limits: Professional format 6×12 cm on rollfilm including perspective control hand-held. The dynamic 2 : 1 aspect ratio permits 6 exposures on rollfilm 120 or 12 frames on 220 in vertical or horizontal orientation of the film plane. The built-in 8 mm rise of the lens avoids converging lines. The ultimate tool for a user who specialises in architectural, interior, industrial, travel and technically scenic photo-graphy. The superbly finished all-metal construction of the camera body in Linhof precision quality guarantees high-end photography even in off-road areas.