Refurbished Deardorff V8 8X10 Camera 300mm F5.6 Lens + Holder NEW BELLOWS


This camera has just come off our work bench, where it was stripped, cleaned, adjusted and many new parts installed. Each and every screw was removed, polished and aligned (even those you can't see). All metal hardware was cleaned and brushed. Hardware was polished where possible. Great care was taken to preserve the authenticity, and originality of this camera, which is why for the most part, the wood remains untouched. The original finish is largely intact and makes for superb patina.

While this camera dos not have front swings, this camera has ample movements, and the no front swing unit is lighter and more rigid than the front swing unit, saving nearly 1LBS and adding stability to the whole camera.

New parts include:

• Brand new bellows made of ballistic nylon, lined with organza silk (dust/water/cut
proof), 70% lighter than the original and much more flexible
• Brand new CatLABS ultra bright focusing fresnel/ground glass
• Brand new CatLABS made hand strap
• Brand new genuine Deardorff sliding lensboard lock

Sale includes:

• Deardorff V8 8X10 camera
• Schneider Symmar S MC 300mm F5.6
• One 8X10 film holder (used, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

• Lightweight
• Compact folding
• Front movements include rise/fall + micro sliding place adjustment and tilt (on/off
• Rear movements include extended swing and tilt
• Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position
• Ultrabright ground glass/fresnel combo

Camera Condition:

• This camera is used and recently refurbished by CatLABS
• Cosmetically, camera is well used and shows nice patina, with some scuffs dings
and scrapes as you would expect from a 70 year old camera, though all metal
hardware and some wood parts have been refurbished or replaced and look
amazing - please carefully inspect the before and after photos, as well as detailed
photos of this camera kit
• Bellows are brand new
•All camera movements, knobs, gears, tracks, and latches are in good working
• Spring back is tight and works as it should
• Ultrabright ground glass/fresnel is brand new

Schneider Symmar S MC 300mm F5.6:

• 300mm is a normal angle of view lens on 8X10 cameras (similar to a 50mm lens
on 35mm cameras)
• Lens glass shows some "schneideritis" which will not impact image quality in any
• Glass is clean and clear, with no fungus, haze or scratches
• Shutter is in good working order and fires nicely on all speeds

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