Well, I've had my first disappointment with my Ebony - well not actually with my Ebony, I'm going to blame the terrible design of the Sinar film holder ;-)
Yesterday I went to use my Sinar zoom back and although it felt like it had seated correctly when I tried it a few days ago, I noticed that it actually doesn't push right in and when looking through the lens opening, it is offset and therefore would not be suitable for 6x12, (or 6x9) and I'm also concerned that it would not be light-tight.
The bulge of the right-hand 'roll holder and winding mechanism' pushes hard up against the camera back 'lugs' and it won't allow the back to fit all the way into the camera. This is very disappointing for me as the Sinar zoom is the only roll film back I have. It looks like I'll have to sell it and look for an alternative, which is a shame because the ability to use five different formats with one holder is great
Ebony offer the 4x5>6x9 adapter back and this could be an alternative. It looks like the GG swings out of the way and does not need to be detached (according to the web site). Does anyone know of any other 6x12 backs which are less bulky and which may fit? Is the Sinar zoom 2 the same as the zoom or did they redesign the 'roll holder and winding mechanism' so it's not as bulky.
The Fuji Quickload and Polaroid 545i backs work fine, so I'm looking for a rollfilm holder similar to those designs preferably. I like the push-in holder (like the Quickload) as opposed to the Mamiya style where I would probably have to remove the GG.
Of course I know I can always crop the 4x5, but for economy and convenience, the 120 backs have appeal. I'd like to be able to shoot 6x9 and 6x12 with roll film. Any suggestions gratefully recieved.
Thanks in advance