I'm now in the market for an 8x10 Ebony Camera but I can't decide on whether it should be folding or non-folding. Either would have to be ordered so I'm not in a position to look before I buy.
I'd prefer the non-folding version but my concern lays on how stable it is at its full extension? Ebony mention that "there's no vibration or sway at its full extension" but is this really the case?
Are you able to withdraw the bellows (on the non-folding) and keep a small-ish lens still attached to the camera? Is it relatively quick to rack the bellows out from its withdrawn position?
I've recently owned a Phillips, which was a wonderful camera but I found the folding process relatively slow and clumsy. Is the Ebony folding camera quicker to set up and pack away?
Hoping that someone may be able to share their experiences with either or both of these cameras.