Deardorff 8x10 field camera
History: Deardorff cameras always had that special aura around them, like a Bugatti or Rolls Royce of the camera world. The company offered probably the worlds finest and most renowned field cameras for many decades, which (some say) are still better then lets say a Tachihara or Charmonix.
Condition: This specimen comes in a fine and authentic condition. The wood and metall parts show some patina. All i did here was a carefull cleaning of the wood and metall parts, overall it is still in its authentic condition. The bellows were professionally replaced only a couple of months ago and will hold for the next 50 years at least. Mechanically everything is working, opening and moving the parts (like focusing) is really satisfying, everything clicks and feels right here, like a well handled oldtimer. Its probably not the lightest field camera but it offers great stability and reliability.
The camera comes with a 8x10 rotating back (landscape/portrait) and a predrilled lensboard (probably not original, but really well made). If you buy a lens form my collection for this camera i can adapt the lens to it for free and combine shipping costs.
As a bonus this setup comes with a retrofitted 4x5 back which till take 4x5 plateholder.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 eur
Worldwide - 100 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.