View Full Version : Ebony 4x5 focusing back

Jon Warwick
9-Jan-2010, 04:03
I have an Ebony 4x5 (RSW 45), and still getting up to speed with using it. The ground glass focusing back on the Ebony is attached to the camera using 2 "arms" that apparently provide it with some sprung movement to separate it by approx 1/4-1/2" from the camera body itself.

What is the purpose of this? I am assuming it's so that you can slide in a film holder onto the camera without having to remove the ground glass focusing back every time you take a photo? That's what i thought, but trying to get a Fuji QL holder into this space seems very, very tight, so I stopped in case I damaged the sprung-loaded focusing back.

Any suggestions? Many thanks.

9-Jan-2010, 05:03
Double post -- see here (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=57718).