Conley 'Prospect' 8x10 field camera
History: The Conley view cameras are well known and respected field cameras of the early days of wet and dry plate photography. This camera offers the perfect balance between stability, weight and flexibility. It offers almost all the available movements you might need outdoor, and also for indoor portraiture work.
On this site you can find more info on the Conley cameras from that era:
This specimen comes in a really great and authentic condition. It seems
away safely for quite some time. The nickel covered brass parts look
very good for most part, also the the
wood and the laquere are mostly intact. The camera
comes with its original extension rail (which is often missing), which
gives it a maximum extension of about 750mm (~28"). It also features the
original international sized 8x10 back, which can be rotated (portrait
and landscape format).
The front offers rise&fall, while the back offers tilt and swing. Focusing works nicely in the rear. The front moves a bit sturdy and might slip a tooth sometimes (especially when moving it back), but that can be handled by pushing it back by hand. Otherwise its a great camera and will make someone very happy.
The old bellows were just recently replaced with a brand new quality bellows!
The camera comes with two undrilled lensboards. If
you buy a lens form my collection for this camera i can adapt the lens
to it for free and combine shipping costs.
Note: i restored quite a couple of those american made field cameras (which i think are the best field cameras from that era), but this will be my last restauration project for a while. It just takes to much time and energy to restore one of those properly.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 35 eur
Worldwide - 80 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.