Deardorff V8 8X10 Camera with Schneider 300mm F5.6 MC Lens + Holder



  • Deardorff V8 front swing 8X10 field camera
  • Schneider Symmar S MC 300mm F5.6 lens (Branded as Caltar II-S)
  • One 8X10 film holder, with new dark slides and hinge tape (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

  • Lightweight
  • Compact folding
  • Made of Honduran mahogany wood
  • Front movements include rise/fall, micro rise/fall and tilt (on/off axis)
  • Rear movements include swing and tilt
  • Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

  • This camera is used, tested and working as it should
  • All wood surfaces have the original finish, which is well worn and shows some scrapes and gouges all around from normal use
  • All metal hardware was recently cleaned though still maintains its well worn patina
  • Cosmetically, this camera shows heavy signs of use
  • Original leather bellows are 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
  • Original gridded ground glass is generally clean (ask us about upgrading this to a K.B. Canham precision gridded glass for $100)

Schneider Symmar S MC 300mm F5.6:

  • Branded for sale under Calumet's home brand as "Caltar II-S"
  • Massive image circle, allows for extensive movements
  • 300mm is a normal-angle of view lens on 8X10 cameras (similar to a 50mm lens on 35mm cameras)
  • This lens is used, tested and working as it should
  • Clean, modern, multi-coated glass
  • No fungus, haze or scratches
  • Both front and rear cells show "schneideritis", which does not impact image quality
  • Copal #3 shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds Includes both front and rear cap

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