Image of Deardorff 8X10 V8 front swing camera with 305mm F6.3 lens + holder LATE SN 53XX
  • Image of Deardorff 8X10 V8 front swing camera with 305mm F6.3 lens + holder LATE SN 53XX
  • Image of Deardorff 8X10 V8 front swing camera with 305mm F6.3 lens + holder LATE SN 53XX
  • Image of Deardorff 8X10 V8 front swing camera with 305mm F6.3 lens + holder LATE SN 53XX
  • Image of Deardorff 8X10 V8 front swing camera with 305mm F6.3 lens + holder LATE SN 53XX

Deardorff 8X10 V8 front swing camera with 305mm F6.3 lens + holder LATE SN 53XX

$3,500.00 / Sold Out


The ultimate 8X10 field camera. Compact folding, light-weight, amazing craftsmanship, hand built in the US. It is used, with very nice patina all around and is in GOOD working condition. This camera has an SN 53XX, which makes it one of the last cameras to be made by Deardorff in Chicago (mid 80's), but with all of the refinements Deardorff added over the years.

Camera exterior is in good original condition, with most surfaces still showing the factory shine. 8X10 back is slightly older than the camera body and has a few dings and scrapes, but still looks great and matches the camera beautifully. It also has newer springs, ground glass clips and a BRAND NEW KB CANHAM precision gridded ground glass installed.

Condition:

This is a nice used Deardorff camera.
All functions on this camera are in good working condition with smooth action throughout.
This camera offers some massive movements, and features front swing, rise/fall, and yaw free tilts, rear swings and tilts.
Bellows is NEW STYLE Nylon material bellows - TESTED LIGHT-TIGHT.
Bellows is flexible and easily allows for all movements and full camera extension (31+").
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
All gears on this Deardorff are smooth moving and lock tightly, as you can expect from a Deardorff.
This camera will take pretty much any lens you can think of, thanks to massive bellows draw.
Spring lock back is tight and works as it should.
The back can easily be set up for vertical or horizontal positions.
Holder is a used, modern plastic unit and tested LIGHT-TIGHT.

LENS:

Ilex Paragon (orbit) 12" F6.3 in Ilex #4 on original Deardorff lensboard.
Excellent normal lens for 8X10, with massive image circle and modern glass coating.
This lens shares the same design as the Kodak Commercial Ektar lens, and was made by Ilex when Kodak dropped out of the lens making business.
Extremely sharp.
LENS IS IN VG+ condition.
In later style shutter, runs nicely on all speeds.

Prefer this camera with any of our other LF lenses in stock? (some may not be listed, ask for more details).

Ask us about adding a 4X5 reducing back to this kit.