A lightweight non-folding panoramic view camera, with an extensive range of movements. Constructed entirely of quarter-sawn Honduran mahogany heartwood (617S), or quarter-sawn Macassar ebony heartwood (617SE), each aged for at least 20 years. As with all Ebony cameras, the metal parts are made of solid titanium. The uniquely thin and supple yet durable calfskin bellows are hand-made to Ebony's specifications. The hand-strap is made of genuine cordovan leather.

Mahogany (617S) or ebony (617SE) and titanium construction: no vibration or sway, even at maximum extension. Complete stability is assured.

The movements and rigidity of a view camera with the portability of a field camera

Triple-draw bellows extension, allowing front and back focus

Accepts Linhof-type lensboards and Horseman 617 roll film holders (only)


FORMAT 6x17 cm
WOOD Mahogany (617S) or ebony (617SE)
METAL Titanium
FOCUSING Triple-draw rack & pinion (front and back focusing)
LENSBOARD Linhof-type
CAMERA BACK 6x17 panorama (Horseman roll film holder included)
FOCUSING SCREEN Fresnel lens with 10mm grid, protective glass (alternative option: ground glass with 10mm grid)

(levers lock swings and shifts, knobs lock all other movements)

FRONT Rise 65mm, Fall 25mm, Shift 42mm+42mm, Swing 20°+20°,
Center tilt 30°+30°
BACK Rise 50mm, Swing 20°+20°, Center tilt 20°+20°
ZERO ("NULL") POSITION RESET Front swings, front/back center tilts: zero detents
Back rise: lowest position
Front rise/fall: zero position alignment points
Shifts: zero position on scale
USABLE LENSES 58mm (flat lensboard) - 300mm (400mm telephoto)
BACK Two-way with mirror
TRIPOD SOCKETS Two, each 3/8" with one 1/4" reducing bush
WEIGHT 2.25kg (617S) or 3.0kg (617SE)
DIMENSIONS 20 (h) x 26.0 (w)* x 14.0(l) cm *including knobs