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Matt Long
23-Oct-2004, 16:41
After having read Kerry Thalmann's excellent article on the DAYI 6x17 rollfilm magazine (6x17 on a Shoestring, Sept./Oct. issue View Camera), I was intrigued to see that another affordable 6x17 back appears to be on the horizon.

http://www.ktcamera.com/kt617/KT617-eng.htm

Has anybody else heard of this product? I'll be interested to see how it compares to the Shen-Hao mfg. DAYI magazine in terms of fit, finish and functionality. (Sorry for the alliteration!)

Cheers!

Matt

ramin
23-Oct-2004, 23:45
Yes this is confusing. The 6x17 back illustrated on http://www.shen-hao.com (http://www.shen-hao.com) looks very much like the Kangtai KT617 http://www.ktcamera.com/kt617/KT617-eng.htm (http://www.ktcamera.com/kt617/KT617-eng.htm) looks like they have changed its look and what Kerry Thalmann has tested is a very early model.

ramin
26-Oct-2004, 10:22
By the way who is this Japanese manufacturer producing the 6x17 roll film back designed for 4x5 cameras? Never heard of them before.

David A. Goldfarb
22-Jan-2005, 16:54
I just got a DAYI 617 back and posted some first impressions here--


http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10112 (http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10112)

When the blizzard clears, I'll make some test shots.