Happy New Year !!
As the title suggests, during the weekend I did some shooting with the Gaoersi 617 panoramic camera. A good friend of mine, Jimmy Pats, made a short “documentary” while I was making some images.
I thought it would be a good idea to show how a 6×17 camera is operated, since it’s a whole procedure to make a single shot. I had not used the Gaoersi for months so it took a while to get me started and Jimmy had to cut lots of scenes where I was struggling to perform each step correctly. But after the first shot everything was familiar. I even managed to use the shift function of this camera in a demanding shot. Having a shift function is always welcome when you need a perfect image.
It was freezing cold and it took us about two hours to shoot all four frames of the Kodak Ektar 100 while at the same time documenting the process on video. A very good experience which I am planning to repeat at the future.
During the final minutes of the video you can also see me making some shots with the Mamiya 645 Pro TL camera. After using the Gaoersi, the Mamiya felt like shooting with a point an shoot camera !!
You can take a look at the videos of Jimmy Pats by visiting his page at Vimeo