Yes it begs the question, are you looking to upsize format, or are you just looking for a better/more expensive/prettier camera. If your looking to upsize, I'd head strait to 8x10, but thats just me. Many really like 5x7 and they have good reasons to. If your looking for a better/more expensive/prettier camera, I like some of the Canham offerings, and had a chance to play with one in Tonopah at Per's workshop. Sweet. My Tach works just fine though, and I would spend money on glass before I changed cameras, but thats just me.
One of the finest 4x5 camera ever produced : Arca-Swiss Misura !
A wondefull camera with the Orbix movment and in a leater ready case ! (in fact it looks like a purse ! It s the first time in my life I want a purse...)
So brightly enginerred and so finelly made ! A joy to use and a pleasure to look at !
The only thing I could wish for with my Shen Hao, would be a longer bellows for 300mm lens use. The rest seems to have held up pretty well in all respects. Curious about other's opinions for improvements, as mine still functions well. tim
P.S. The Ebony really is a nice camera, but at 5 or 6 times the cost, it should be!