I haven't read too much here or other forums of people who are using 6x12 and / or 6x17 panoramic cameras. I recently had the chance to use a 6x17cm Fuji and although the format is just too wide for me, I think the 6x12cm Horseman or Linhof would be perfect for a project I'm working on. Would anybody here care to speak to their personal experience with this format and the above mentioned brands / systems? (I'm most interested in the Technorama because of its pre-shift, and the Horseman SW612 Pro for its movements, but any general comments are welcome!)
To give you a little bit of my personal background, I use an Imacon 949 to scan and my main system is currently a Linhof Techno with a 6x7cm back. I am shooting an ongoing series on a patch of land that is undergoing rapid change (built and environmental / natural) and i would be looking to supplement use of my Techno with the panoramic format. I'm not interested in stitching, although I have been shooting multiple images in series that work as individual images but describe the broader context of the scene when displayed side by side. I very much like this approach, but I'd like to extend my working methods and potentially even push to use the 6x12cm camera hand held – in part inspired by Josef Koudelka and Luc Delahaye's work – in order to achieve a more loose feel and work more intuitively.
Anyway, any feedback regarding these tools would be great.