Deardorff V8 8X10 Camera with Rodenstock Apo Sironar N 300mm F5.6 Lens
The ultimate 8X10 field camera. Compact folding, lightweight, amazing craftsmanship, hand built in the US. The late serial number (55XX) makes this camera from the mid 80's, one of the latest Chicago-made Deardorff's (production ended in 1988).
- Deardorff V8 8X10 camera
- Rodenstock Apo Sironar N MC 300mm F5.6 lens
- Front movements include swing, on/off axis tilt, rise/fall and a separate, micro-adjustment rise/fall
- Rear movements include swing and tilt
- Back can easily be set up for vertical or horizontal positions
This is a nice, used Deardorff camera (with front swings).
Bellows is a newer replacement unit, made of synthetic material (tested light-tight).
All camera movements, knobs, gears, tracks and latches are in good working condition.
Spring back is tight and works as it should (includes the rare leaf springs).
Original, Chicago Deardorff ground glass is in fair condition, with some spots and marks (upgrade to a gridded, KB Canham glass is available at extra cost).
Rodenstock Apo Sironar N MC 300mm F5.6:
Excellent, normal-angle of view lens for 8X10, with massive image circle and modern glass coating. This lens is branded for Sinar as an Apo Sinaron S, for sale under Sinar's home brand. Mounted in a modern Copal #3 shutter (some photos show a Compur #3 electronic shutter, which is not included). Shutter fires nicely on all speeds. Lens is clean and clear of any glass defects other than minor internal dust. No fungus, scratches, marks, haze or other issues to report.
Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses.