FS Ebony 45SU, 45SU Bag Bellows, Ebony W/A Int fit Fresnel

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  1. Baxter Bradford

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    Ebony 45SU camera (Boxed) – Very Good Condition. It has been cherished and well maintained. Inevitably it isn’t Mint as I have used it as intended in the outdoors. Though being a soft Southerner, predominantly in rain-free conditions!
    Apart from a tiny piece of corner of the front 45SU badge missing, the camera is a superb example of this very desirable camera. I have long said that I doubt I would ever want another camera. The asymmetric movements offer an unfair advantage in just how quick you can nail that focus in transient conditions. I shall really miss them! GG is standard Ebony with grid and etched marks for asymmetric axes. Rear swing tommy bar has been replaced for the longer 10x8 version offering more secure locking of movements. Original is included if you prefer.
    Currently over £4500 new (UK price), they are extremely rare to be available used. I’m looking for sensible offers by PM system.

    Ebony 45SU Bag Bellows (Boxed) Superb condition £275

    Ebony 45SU Wide angle Fresnel focussing screen. This is the International Back fit version, so it just hooks straight on in lieu of Std GG. Has the std grid pattern, but no asymmetric axes markings on the glass. For use with wide lenses 90mm and shorter, though the 110mm works fine £300

    LF technique books – Free if you are buying something and picking it up, suspect postage will be prohibitive. Stroebl, Dykinga, and Simmons, possibly a couple of others. Very light use, one careful Gentleman owner!!!

    Available film will be announced shortly

    I’m working 18hr days at the moment and thus haven’t had time to fully research prices, but have asked ones I think seem to be fair (for UK market). If I am miles out, then please provide evidence for comparable product in same condition and I’ll try to accommodate.

    Postage will be quite expensive for some heavy items and haven’t had a chance to investigate options. I am situated on UK South Coast if you’d like to arrange to pick up your items

    I really look after my gear and applied much thought and sought advice before purchasing, as I prefer the buy once, but well philosophy. I have photos of all of the main items, but have to change them from their RAW state. I will do in the next day or so.
     
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    I've had two Ebony cameras, and based on that experience, this is the one I would buy if I were in the market. It's a superb camera.
     
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    Here are some pictures of my Ebony 45SU with Universal bellows fitted. The yellow std label is to remind me which Fresnel international back is fitted.

    The Ebony soap is FOC with the camera....
     

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    Here is another shot of the Ebony 45SU, another with the Ebony 45SU bag bellows fitted to show how flexible they are. Then there are 3 shots of the Ebony Wide Angle Fresnel International fit back, with corresponding yellow 'Wide' label.
     

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    OT: Amazing landscapes you have done Baxter! Great stuff.
     
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    These three items will enable you to fully enjoy the use of a field camera from the shortest to longest lens. If you are considering buying two or more items, will offer a reduction in price.

    Am looking for £2900 ovno for the camera.

    Please contact me for list of available film.

    Dykinga LF book is spoken for
     
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    W/A focussing back has been sold pending payment.

    Price reduction on 45SU to £2500 and bag bellows reduced to £250
     
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    Hi Baxter,
    Sorry for this question but..may I know why you want to sell this beauty?
     
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    Of course I don't mind explaining why I'm selling it Mohsen.

    I am hoping to secure a long-term project which requires a high volume of images at high quality. After much analysis, (and a fair degree of heartache), I decided that for my circumstances, this is best served using an MF digital set-up. Thus I am selling the Ebony to provide funding for the new camera. I will be very sorry to see it go, but must be pragmatic!
     
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    All gear now sold. Thank you for your interest and comments.