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near mint Iston 8x10 field camera

€990.00 Sold Out

History: The Iston (later named Shen Hao) view cameras are well known as well made clones of the Deardorff field cameras . This camera offers the perfect balance between stability, weight and flexibility. It also offers many movements you might need outdoor, and also for indoor portraiture work.


Condition: This specimen comes in a really near mint condition! It seems it was stored away safely for quite some time. The brass parts look almost new for most part, also the the wood and the laquere are intact. The camera offers a triple extension, which gives it a maximum bellows draw of about 80cm (~32"). It also features the original international sized 8x10 back, which can be rotated and used in portrait or landscape format.


The front offers rise&fall, while the back offers tilt and swing. I think qualitywise its not as well rounded as a Deardorff, but its like 90% there. For the price its been offered, it will make someone very happy.


The camera comes with reduction frame for smaller lensboards and one original lensboard. If you buy a lens form my collection for this camera i can adapt the lens to it for free and combine shipping costs.




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 eur
Worldwide - 90 eur


*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)





Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.

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