Today I was talking with Scott the owner of Main Line Photographic’s (who is the Fotoman Retailer in Australia) regarding selling my Fotoman 6×24 and he told me some interesting news that the company “Fotoman” is ceasing production on all its camera’s and disbanding.
On the Fotoman web site (under their Q&A section) they talk about still offering full support and parts for their cameras and the future of the company etc.
As us film shooters know the Fotoman 6×17 camera was and still is for the time being while stocks last, a great option to shoot the format with the Schneider lens without breaking the bank. (Linhof uses the same lenses and a new one will cost you $12 grand where the Fotoman with the same lens is around $6 grand). Then you have the Fotoman 6×24 like I have that pumps out a crazy sized tranny (22.4cm x 5.6cm).
If you are interested or were ever looking to get a Fotoman get in quick while stocks last apparently they are depleting quickly.