REFURBISHED Baby Deardorff 4X5 Camera with Rodenstock Apo Sironar W 150mm F5.6


The "baby" deardorff is a rare, true 4X5 camera, made by Deardorff in the 50's, the only compact Deardroff. Only a handful ever made. This camera has just been fully refurbished, with all wood and metal hardware stripped and re-finished. The bellows is a newer synthetic version made by Deardorff and is in superb condition. It matches the rest of the amazing 70 year old patina this camera has. Paired with a top of the line lens and a replacement fresnel ground glass combo.


• Ground glass+fresnel
• Baby Deardorff 4X5 field camera
• Rodenstock Apo Sironar W 150mm F5.6 (branded as Sironar MC)
• Two 4X5 film holders (not seen in photos)


• This camera has been fully refurbished
• All wood was stripped and refinished
• All metal hardware was cleaned and adjusted
• Modern nylon replacement bellows are tested light-tight
• All camera movements, knobs, gears, tracks and latches are in good working condition
• Ground glass fresnel combo has some marks on matte side, which do not impact use

Rodenstock Apo Sironar W 150mm F5.6:

• 150mm is a normal angle of view lens on 5X7 cameras (similar to a 50mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• This lens is used, tested and working as it should
• Clean, multi-coated glass
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• Most advanced large format lens design ever made
• Large image circle, allows for extensive movements
• ED/ELD glass
• Extreme sharpness
• 80 degree coverage, the most in its class
• Includes an original front and rear caps
• This is an early production version, and is branded as "Sironar MC"

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