Calumet C1 8X10 Camera with 375mm Lens + Holder


The C1 is a robust, all metal field camera. This camera features a classic design (capable of massive movements, mostly limited by the bellows) and an extremely rigid platform. This is a versatile and easy-to-use system.


• Calumet C1 8X10 camera
• Ilex Caltar 375mm F6.3 lens
• One 8X10 film holder, with new dark slides and hinge tape (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

• Extremely rigid and stable
• Front movements include swing, tilt, shift and rise/fall
• Rear movements include swing, shift and tilt
• Massive bellows draw of 31+ inches
• Lens can be left mounted in the closed camera
• Bail back lever, for easy loading/unloading of film holders
• Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position
• Fresnel/ground glass combo

Camera Condition:

• This camera is used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera shows normal signs of use/handling
• Bellows are flexible, in good shape and tested light-tight
• All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition
• Spring back is tight and works as it should
• Plain ground glass/fresnel combo provides a bright and sharp image

Ilex Caltar 375mm F6.3:

• Based off of the famous Kodak Commercial Ektar lens design, which was licensed by Ilex after Kodak pulled out of the lens making business
• One of the first lenses to use CAD (computer aided design), and as a result is one of the best in its class
• Massive image circle (nearly covers 11X14)
• 375mm is a slightly longer than normal-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 65mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Clean, modern, multi-coated glass
• No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• No caps included

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