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Jim Moore

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OK, I know that the Ebony 4x5 cameras take the Linhof Style Lens Boards.

And I know that the Shen-Hao 4x5 cameras take the Linhof Style Lens Boards.

My question is will the cheap $30 Shen-Hao Lens Boards work just as good on an Ebony as the $60 Ebony Lens Boards?

Thanks!!

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I use Horseman ones (from Robert White) for all of my lenses on my Ebony with no problems. Works on RSW45 and SU45. So long as thickness same, so that clamp at top engages firmly and have taper at bottom to fit into guide, can see no reason why they shouldn't work. Might be worth a phone call in the week before going ahead though!
 

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Did you buy the Ebony Mike was selling?
 
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Thanks Baxter...


mark said:
Did you buy the Ebony Mike was selling?

Yes.


Jim
 

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Jim,

It should, I've used Toyo, Nikon, Linhof with mine and have a really cheap generic I use for a body cap to keep dust out of the camera. All fit fine.

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Those boards should work just fine. I buy Nikon brand generic boards from either Badger or Midwest (I think Midwest) and they work great on my Arca with the Linhoff board adapter.
 

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Come on! Have you seen what the Ebony lens panels look like? Gorgeous!!
 
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paul owen said:
Come on! Have you seen what the Ebony lens panels look like? Gorgeous!!

Yes I know, but considering that I need 8 of them I think I'll start with the cheap ones :tongue:
 

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Since I own a precision machine shop, I've made all of my ebony lensboards from .09" black Delrin sheet. I made up a dozen blanks, and then machine the correct hole size for what shutter I'm mounting. I use a solid one for a dust cap all the time. They fit precisely with no play and look great. I never have to fret about which ones are interchangeable from wista, linhof, horseman, etc. What a relief!
 

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Jeffrey said:
Since I own a precision machine shop, I've made all of my ebony lensboards from .09" black Delrin sheet. I made up a dozen blanks, and then machine the correct hole size for what shutter I'm mounting. I use a solid one for a dust cap all the time. They fit precisely with no play and look great. I never have to fret about which ones are interchangeable from wista, linhof, horseman, etc. What a relief!
Jeffrey,
Do you make any extras for sale?
Steven
 
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