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Tamron FotoVix

Amy Locklear , Apr 05, 2000; 09:53 a.m.

I'm interested in purchasing a Tamron FotoVix (preferably gently used). A Pro photographer friend tells me she purchased one on e-bay for $600 but because it's "old" technology, that seems a little high. Anyone have suggestions on other sources or what to look for when buying used? B&H used to carry them but I haven't been able to find one on their web site. Also, any input from users of this piece of equipment would be great. Thanks!


Matt Bigwood , Apr 05, 2000; 05:44 p.m.

At our newspaper we've used a Tamron Fotovix III-s continually since March 1994. Apart from having to change the bulb in the light source I don't think we've had any major problems with it.

(We scan from 35mm colour neg film without making prints and use the Tamron to select the best pic on an ordinary TV - quicker than pre-selecting each neg in the neg scanner)

Peter Wood , Apr 03, 2007; 03:34 p.m.

Well. I have one in near mint condition my father used but twice. It will come with the original cords and operating manual. I am asking only 70.00 plus shipping. Thanks and I hope I hear from you soon. Peter Wood

This is even dust free. Owned by a meticulous person.

Joakim Faxvaag , Feb 11, 2008; 06:14 a.m.

I'm interested in buying your fotovix if you haven't sold it already.

best regards Joakim Faxvaag

pete wyatt , Mar 12, 2008; 08:24 a.m.

i to have that model that shown in that pic,but dont have the box,instruction or leads to vid,i still have the dust cover and the rotator on top of the light,i had used it for take stills of super8 cine film,by using 2 old credit cards to ajust the frame size the lead that i had allowed you to plug it into the pc and on to cd, i managed to get some very good photos doing this way

Lee Page , May 28, 2008; 06:33 p.m.

if you are still interested, I have one that is available


Wayne Panepinto , Aug 29, 2008; 01:36 p.m.

I have the top of the line Tamron Fotovix II X-S that is available...with Manual and everything that came with it...the Model number is TF-160WU....My Email: photocreations2@frontiernet.net Wayne

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