Gaoersi Handheld 8X10 Camera with 150mm Lens + Fotoman Finder


One of the few 8X10 hand held cameras ever made. This camera is set up for portrait/street work, with a focusing distance of ~2-15 meters. No infinity focus is possible with this configuration, but it can easily be set up with a different focusing helical, or different lens.


• Gaoersi handheld 8X10 camera
• Graphic-Kowa 150mm F9 lens
• Fotoman multi-focal length adjustable finder
• Custom-made ground glass insert

Camera Features:

• Focusing is set up for close up/portrait/street photography, with a range of ~2-15 meters
• Equipped with an Arca Swiss-style tripod plate, as well as standard 1/4-20 and 3/8 threads
• Features a left hand grip, for easy right hand focusing
• Lens cone is mounted on a sliding frame, allowing rise/fall movement
• Readily available replacement focusing helicals from Gaoersi for different focal lengths allow use of different lenses
• Camera can be set up for vertical or horizontal shooting

Camera Condition:

• This camera is used, tested and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera shows normal signs of use
• All camera movements, knobs, gears, and latches are in good working condition
• Ground glass is clean and clear

Graphic-Kowa 150mm F9:

• Compact and light lens
• Surprisingly large image circle (covers 8X10 with no movement at infinity)
• 150mm is a super wide-angle of view lens on 8X10 cameras (similar to a 21mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Clean, exceptionally sharp, 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
• Aperture scale is hand-marked
• No caps included

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