Tell me about wooden cameras
In my continuing quest for better camera precision in a flat bed, perhaps non folding field camera I have been looking into Ebony 4x5 cameras as options.
Everything I've ever read about Ebony cameras is positive. But I never considered one because I've always been afraid of wooden cameras. My assumption was that no matter how precise it is when you buy it, or how well built it is, wood will inevitably shrink/swell/warp etc over time with temperature and humidity changes, causing a loss of alignment.
Yet, people still buy them - and they ain't exactly cheap, meaning they are bought by serious and/or professional photographers.
So am I wrong about avoiding a wooden camera, particularly for work with shorter lenses ranging from say 72-150mm?