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


This is the ultimate 8X10 field camera. Compact folding, lightweight, amazing craftsmanship and hand-built in the US. This camera is in great original condition, with beautiful patina and buttery-smooth operation. Paired with a superb lens, this is an ideal field or studio kit (for any use). This camera is loaded with many new parts, including a top-of-the-line replacement bellows and an upgraded ground glass/fresnel combo.


• Deardorff V8 8X10 front swing field camera
• Rodenstock Sironar N MC 300mm F5.6 lens
• One 8X10 film holder (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

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

Camera Condition:

• This Deardorff is used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera shows normal signs of use
• Camera shows very nice patina
• Bellows are brand new
• 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)
• Top-of-the-line K.B. Canham ground glass/fresnel combo is bright and clear (ask us about upgrading this to an ultra-bright Maxwell glass for $350)

Rodenstock Sironar N MC 300mm F5.6:

• Extreme sharpness
• Excellent contrast control
• 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, scratches or other major issues to note
• Copal #3 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.