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Natha Congdon
20-Oct-1999, 15:43
I'm looking at the Ebony 8 X 10 camera. I've used and liked the Wisner Expediti on, but found it not very rigid, and not very user-friendly for wide-angle (eg 1 50 mm) lenses. Any personal experience with the Ebony in any size, particulary with regard to these two areas? I will be wanting to carry it around quite a lo t, shooting portraits, landscape, some architecture, travel stuff. Thanks in ad vance for your help.

Nathan Congdon

james mickelson
21-Oct-1999, 05:24
Nice cheap camera as opposed to a good Wisner. A Wisner not solid? James

Sean Billy Bob Boy yates
21-Oct-1999, 09:33
James, an Ebony may be many things, but cheap, it ain't!

Natha Congdon
21-Oct-1999, 10:59
I believe James' response was intended with a subtle air of sarcasm!


Jan erala
22-Oct-1999, 05:22
Have you visited www. ebonycamera.com. I fall immediatly in love with Ebonys functional, simple and rigid design. It really would be very interesting to hear some personal experiences of this camera, specially the 8x10. Anyone know about a dealer in Europe?

Masayoshi Hayashi
22-Oct-1999, 14:30
In UK, TEAMWORK (http://www.teamworkphoto.co.uk/) Robert White (http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/) are Ebony dealers.

Mark Nowaczynski
24-Oct-1999, 12:01
I too have been seriously considering an Ebony 8X10 camera. Like you I have found no information from actual users. This is probably both due to cost and availability (and demand) issues in North America. I e-mailed Ebony and learned several interesting things: (1): they build the 8X10 in either mahogany or ebony (5.5 vs. 7 kg). (2): ebony is stronger, heavier (denser) and more rigid than mahogany and less prone to showing scratches as it is treated and maintained with just the odd coat of linseed oil (as opposed to mahogany which has a polished finish applied to it). (3): they custom build 11X14 cameras in either mahogany or ebony and will add any of the movements available on any of their cameras...

Masayoshi Hayashi
27-Oct-1999, 13:26
Someone is selling an Ebony SU45 at photo.net classifieds (LF category). You might want to ask him his experience with the camera. Good luck.