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Zone VI 8X10 Field Camera with Rodenstock 300mm F5.6 Lens + Holder


Made in Newfane VT, the Zone VI is an amazing example of great craftsmanship and refinement. This is a later version Zone VI camera, with wonderful walnut wood and gold-plated hardware. The camera folds up into a tiny package, which is compact and very portable. All of the cameras movements are smooth and precise. This camera is a marvel of modern engineering, with beautiful wood/metal work, amazing finish and looks. It offers lots of movements and excellent rigidity.

The gold plating makes the hardware extremely resilient and resistant to corrosion/pitting. It is shiny and clean throughout, and will stay that way or easily clean up decades into the future.


- Zone VI 8X10 field camera
- Rodenstock Apo Sironar N 300mm F5.6 lens (branded for Caltar)
- 8X10 film holder (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Front movements include swing, shift, rise/fall and axis tilts (with center detentes)
- Rear movements include tilt and swing
- Both front and rear standards have retro movement, to easily accommodate very short focal lengths
- Capable of massive movements
- Massive bellows draw, this camera will accommodate pretty much any lens you can think of
- Camera uses common, easy-to-find, Sinar-style lens boards
- Bail back lever
- Back can easily be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

Camera Condition:

This is a used, good working condition Zone VI 8X10 camera.
Cosmetically, this camera is in very good shape, with minimal signs of use.
Bellows is tested light-tight and in good working condition.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
Spring back and bail back lever is tight and works perfectly.
Original Zone VI ground glass is clean and clear, though line markings are faded (ask us about upgrading to a brand new KB Canham ground glass for an additional $75).

Rodenstock Apo Sironar N 300mm F5.6:

The 300mm is a normal-angle of view lens on 8X10 cameras (equivalent to a 50mm lens on 35mm format cameras).
This Rodenstock is a top-of-the-line, modern, multi-coated lens, which offers massive coverage.
Branded as "Caltar", for sale under Calumet's home brand.
Excellent sharpness and clean glass.
Shutter fires nicely on all speeds.

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