The 6x9 version of Ebony's classic folding camera. The SV23 is constructed from 20-year-old quarter-sawn Macassar ebony heartwood and solid titanium. The uniquely supple yet durable calfskin bellows are hand-made to Ebony's specifications. The hand-strap is made of genuine cordovan leather. It has an amazing range of features for such a light and compact camera.

Ebony and titanium construction: no vibration or sway, even at maximum extension. Complete stability is assured.

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

Base and center tilts at both front and back

Huge triple-draw bellows extension, enabling use of 35mm to 720mm lenses, and allowing both front and back focus. (Interchangeable wide-angle bellows available as optional accessory)

35/38mm lens may be used without restricting movements

Foldable, with 30° drop-bed

Compatible with Linhof-type 4x5 lensboards

Accepts 6x9 Graphic Standard roll film holders (Horseman, Mamiya RB67 etc.) Roll film holders may be removed without dismounting focusing screen.


FORMAT Graphic Standard 6x9cm (2x3 inch). Accepts all Graphic Standard roll film holders.
WOOD Macassar ebony
METAL Titanium
FOCUSING Triple-draw rack & pinion (front and back focusing)
LENSBOARD 4x5 Linhof-type
CAMERA BACK Interchangeable vertical/horizontal Graphic Standard
FOCUSING SCREEN Fresnel lens with 10mm grid, protective glass

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

FRONT Rise 42mm, Fall 17mm, Shift 32mm+32mm, Swing 20°+20°,
Base tilt front 30°, Back 90°, Center tilt 30°+30°
BACK Rise 40mm, Swing 10°+10°, Base tilt front 90°, Back 30°, Center tilt 15°+15°
BED Drop-bed 30°
ZERO ("NULL") POSITION RESET Swings and center tilts: zero detents
Back rise: lowest position
Front rise/fall: zero position alignment points
Shifts: zero position on scale
Base tilts: zero position notches
MIN/MAX BELLOWS EXTENSION 75mm (55mm with tilts and rise) - 420mm (495mm with tilts and rise)
USABLE LENSES 35mm* - 720mm (telephoto)
*35mm - 47mm lenses (except 47XL) require recessed lensboard
BACK Two-way with mirror
TRIPOD SOCKET 3/8" with 1/4" reducing bush
WEIGHT 2.0kg
DIMENSIONS 15.0 (h) x 18.0* (w) x 9.5 (l) cm *including knobs