|Body Type||:||Folding Bed|
|Bellows Deployment||:||Self Erecting|
|Construction||:||Brown Marbled Bakelite|
|ImageSize||:||2¼ x 3¼ in|
|Lens Type||:||Cooke Triplet Anastigmat|
|Focal Range||:||1.5m - inf.|
|Aperture Type||:||Variable Iris|
|Aperture||:||f6.3 - f/36|
|Shutter Speeds||:||T,B, I(1/25, 1/50, 1/100 s)|
|Size Open (w x h x d)||:||105 x 180 x 140 mm|
|Size Closed (w x h x d)||:||105 x 180 x 37 mm|
Art Deco Credentials
Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated
- Produced after the main Art Deco period.
- Moulded Brown Marbled Bakelite body.
- Streamline Moderne Style
- Leather patterning on Bakelite.
- Chrome struts
- Chrome table stand and handle fixings.
- Chrome pop-up finder
- Chrome bezel around viewfinder.
This Ebner has a beautifully shaped 'streamline moderne' body. The soft curves make it very portable. It produces 8 images of size of 2¼ x 3¼ in (6x9cm) using Kodak's 120 format roll film. The camera varies in complexity, some with simple three-speed Pronto shutters, and others with multi-speed Compur or Vario shutters. Lens and shutter combinations included: Cooke Triplet f 6.3/Vario, f4.5 Troplan/Pronto, f3.5 Primotar/Compur and f3.8 Tessar/Compur.
The Cooke Triplet lens has non standard aperture markings of f/6.3, f/9, f/12.5, f/18, f/25 and f/36.
It had no name other than the size of the image it took. It has an interesting but useless folding sports viewfinder which is frustrating to use. However, it does have a waist level viewfinder that swivels so it can be used in portrait or landscape mode. It has a single tripod mount and a table stand, both for use in portrait mode.
How to Use
This camera takes 120 film which is easily available. It supports Timed mode and Instant with a speeds from 1/25 to 1/100 sec. It has a aperture settings from f/6.3 to f/36. With slow shutter speeds of only 1/25 or 1/50 sec, make sure you brace the camera against your body or use a tripod and press the shutter smoothly to avoid camera shake.
If you don't want to bother with an exposure meter, follow the guide shown. The shutter speeds are 1/25s, 1/50s and 1/100s. It is based on the 'Sunny 16' rule. Film is so forgiving and will produce acceptable results even when overexposed by 2 or 3 stops or underexposed by 1 stop.
Remember that the exposure guide in the camera user manual may not be helpful as it is based on the use of old film with a low ISO value.
The tables assume that the sun is at least 30 degrees above the horizon - that's 10am - 5pm on a summer's day (May-August) in the UK.
If you are not sure about the light level, err on the side of overexposure - i.e. assume the smaller f number.
Where there is a choice, a larger f number will give a larger depth of field.
Using ISO 100/125 film
|Weather Conditions||Shadow Detail||Shutter Speed (s)|
with sharp edges
|Slight Overcast||Soft around edges||f/25||f/18||f/12.5|