Calumet 8X10 Studio camera with Ilex 305mm F6.3 lens + holder


The Calumet studio camera is a stripped down version of the C1 folding field camera.

It uses a simple design to provide a simple to use, rigid body.

This particular camera was used by the Convair division of General Dynamics, perhaps in their missile testing range in the late 60's and early 70's.


• Calumet Studio 8X10 all metal camera
• Ilex Caltar 305mm F6.3 lens
• One used film holder


• Rear: Swing, Tilt
• Front - fine focus ONLY
• Back can easily be set up for vertical or horizontal position
• Spring back bail lever
• Bellows draw: 7-28"


• Camera body shows normal signs of use
• Bellows are tested light tight
• Knobs and levers lock tightly and work as they should
• Holder is used, tested light tight

Ilex Caltar 305mm F6.3:

• 305mm is a normal angle of view on 8X10 (similar to 50mm on 35mm format
• Classic lens design, coated glass with a high density aperture
• Super smooth out of focus blur (bokeh)
• Glass is clean with no fungus, haze or scratches though does have some minor
internal dust particles/debris, which do not impact image quality
• Shutter recently serviced and fires nicely on all speeds, slower speeds are a bit
longer than indicated

Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses or film holders.