Tuesday, March 6, 2007
And while we're posting pictures of super-cool new cameras, our friend and collaborator Oren-wan Gradobi has alerted us to the above apparition, which magically materialized in the Ebony web catalog between the 5x7s and the 8x10s. It's a "whole plate" camera, a size left over from the Daguerrean era, 6.5 x 8.5 inches, considered by some connoisseurs to be the ultimate in view camera perfection. The Ebony model is constructed of aged Honduran mahogany and titanium.
I'm after Oren-wan to write more about this camera in particular and the whole plate size in general, but unfortunately he is often called away to the farthest reaches of the Empire on business of the utmost import. Those of us who are bound to one remote planet shall have to wait and hope.
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, with apologies to Star Wars fans if I got any of the allusions to S.W. mythology gabbled; I never did see any of those movies past the first one. Obi-wan was a good guy, right?