Ebony Professional View Cameras


  OPENING AND CLOSING EBONY FOLDING CAMERAS

How to open an Ebony camera

The Quicktime video below demonstrates the correct way to open an Ebony folding camera. The camera shown is an SV45U2, but the same principles apply to all folding cameras. The steps are as follows:

1. Squeeze the camera and release the latch from the pin at the top of the front standard.
2. Bring the rear standard to the upright position. The rear base tilts knobs should enter the notches in the rear base tilts arms: you will feel the knob slot into place when this happens. Tighten the rear base tilts knob on both sides.
3. Loosen the rear focus knobs and pull the rear standard out slightly.
4. Pull up the front standard with the front rise/fall knobs until it reaches maximum rise, then lower it until the point on the front rise/fall arm and the front standard are aligned ('zero' rise/fall position). Tighten the rise/fall knobs.
5. Push the front base tilts knobs so that they enter the notches in the front base tilts arms, and tighten them. All movements are now in zero position, and the camera is ready for use.



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Opening an Ebony folding camera



How to close an Ebony camera

The Quicktime video below demonstrates the correct way to close an Ebony folding camera. The camera shown is an SV45U2, but the same principles apply to all folding cameras. The steps are as follows:

1. Loosen the rear focusing knob and pull the rear standard out slightly.
2. Loosen the front base tilts arms, push the base tilts arms forwards to release the front base tilts knobs from the notches, then lean the front standard backwards.
3. Loosen the front rise/fall knobs and then use them to pull the front standard up to maximum rise, then push it down to the camera bed.
4. Push the rear standard forward into neutral position again, and tighten the rear focus knobs.
5. Loosen the rear base tilts knobs and push the rear base tilts arms forwards to release the rear tilts knobs from the notches.
6. Push the rear standard down, squeeze the camera closed, and secure the latch.



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Closing an Ebony folding camera