0 Menu

VDS MKIII 8X10 Field Camera with Computar 305mm Lens + Holder


See pull-down menu to purchase the camera body only ($2,290).

The VDS is a modern, light-weight field camera design, made in Hungary. It is made of American, black walnut wood and high-end stainless steel/aluminum hardware. The MKIII (Tourister model), has an innovative single rail design that provides lots of movements on both the front and rear, as well as excellent rigidity and stability. 4X5 and 5X7 reducing backs for this camera are in stock. Ask about adding one to your order. This camera is brand new. The lens and holder are used.


- VDS MKIII 8X10 field camera
- Computar/Kowa Graphic 305mm F9 lens
- 1 8X10 film holder (used, wooden, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Ultra light-weight (7.5LB)
- Composite bellows construction (water/dust/tear proof)
- Front movements include rise/fall, shift, swing and on/off axis tilt
- Rear movements include swing and tilt
- Maximum bellows is 22+ inches
- Minimum bellows is 3 inches or less
- Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position
- Ground glass is bright and easy to use
- Camera takes standard Sinar/Horseman lens boards

Camera Condition:

This camera is brand new and has never been used.

Computar/Kowa Graphic 305mm F9:

This is an excellent, normal-angle of view lens for 8X10. Its massive image circle covers well beyond 11X14. Glass is clean and clear. Good working shutter, fires nicely on all speeds. Aperture scale is hand marked and accurate.

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