Deardorff V8 FS 8X10 Camera with 305mm Lens

$3,000.00 Coming Soon

The ultimate 8X10 field camera. Lightweight, compact folding and superb, handmade craftsmanship. Paired with a superb, modern lens.


• Deardorff V8 front swing 8X10 field camera
• Legendary Kowa Graphic 305mm F9 lens in Copal #3 shutter
• Two wooden 8X10 film holders (tested)

Camera Features:

• Lightweight
• Compact folding
• Made of Honduran mahogany wood
• Front movements include swing, rise/fall and tilt (on/off axis)
• Rear movements include (extended) 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
• Original wood finish is intact and has nice patina all around
• All metal hardware is good condition
• Cosmetically, this camera shows normal signs of use
• Original bellows is light tight - appears to have been neatly repaired in the past - no light leaks or reliability issues
• 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)
• Plain ground glass is generally clean (ask us about upgrading this to a K.B. Canham precision gridded glass for $140)

Kowa Graphic 305mm F9:

• 305mm 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
• Copal #3 shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds, aperture scale is hand marked
• One of the most sought after "normal" 8X10 lenses, due to massive image circle coverage and extreme sharpness

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