VDS MKIII Ultralight 8X10 Camera + Nikkor 300mm F9 Lens + Holder


The VDS is a modern, ultra-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.


• VDS MKIII 8X10 camera
• Nikkor Q 300mm F9 lens
• One 8X10 film holder (used, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

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

Camera Condition:

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

Schneider Repro-Claron 355mm F9:

• Ultra compact and light lens
• Lens covers 8X10 with no movements
• 300mm is a ormal-angle of view lens on 8X10 cameras (similar to a 50mm on
35mm cameras)
• This lens is used, tested, and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this lens shows minor signs of use
• Clean glass with no scratches, fungus or haze
• Shutter is in good working condition and fires nicely on all speeds
• No caps included

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