Wholeplate SE

Wholeplate S / Wholeplate SE

A non-folding view camera, with an extensive range of movements. Constructed entirely of quarter-sawn Macassar ebony heartwood (Wholeplate SE, pictured above) or quarter-sawn Honduran mahogany heartwood (Wholeplate S) both 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.

Ebony (Wholeplate SE) or mahogany (Wholeplate S) 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

Unique quadruple-draw bellows extension, enabling use of 90mm-800mm lenses, and allowing front and back focus

Universal bellows replace Standard bellows, facilitating use of wide-angle lenses. (Interchangeable Wide-angle bellows available as optional accessory)

Accepts Sinar or Linhof-type lensboards


FORMAT Wholeplate (6.5" x 8.5", also accepts reducing filmholders 3.7" x 8" and 6.3" x 8" for film cut from 8x10 film)
WOOD Macassar Ebony (Wholeplate SE) or Mahogany (Wholeplate S)
METAL Titanium
FOCUSING Quadruple-draw rack & pinion (front and back focusing)
LENSBOARD Sinar-type (Linhof adapter board included)
CAMERA BACK Interchangeable vertical/horizontal International Standard
FOCUSING SCREEN Ground glass with 10mm grid

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

FRONT Rise 95mm, Fall 50mm, Shift 50mm+50mm, Swing 45°+45°, Center tilt 30°+30°
BACK Rise 75mm, 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 90mm - 800mm (telephoto)
BACK Two-way with mirror
TRIPOD SOCKETS Two, each 3/8" with one 1/4" reducing bush
WEIGHT 4.6kg (Wholeplate S) or 6.0kg (Wholeplate SE)
DIMENSIONS 35.0 (h) x 32.0 (w)* x 21.0(l) cm *including knobs