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Improved Seneca 8x10 Field Camera

€900.00 Sold Out

History: The US made field cameras of the early 1900ies are probably the best cameras for field work that i encountered so far. In the past i did restore mostly those for wetplate use. They offer great movement abilitys, good stability and the most important part: an international rotating back, which takes standard plateholders (Linhof, Lisco...)

This Improved Seneca Field is a really nice example of those cameras, especially since it comes in a nice Nickel & black finish combination. As some might already know, i stopped restoring cameras about a year ago, but from time to time i also do find a nice specimen which doesnt take any restoration work. This is one of those rare finds.


Condition: This specimen comes in a quite good condition. It seems it was either stored well, or restored not to long ago. Mechanicaly everything works here. The nickel plated brass looks very good and also the wood seems to feature a good laquere and some patina. Still you have to remember that this camera is over 80 years old, it will have some small amount of 'non perfection'. One might clean the metall parts if one wants a perfect look. On the other hand the camera is useable as it is right now.


The Seneca comes the original rotating back, which allows landscape and portraiture work. The bellows look authentic and light tight to me.


It also offers a pre drilled board. 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* - 60 eur
Worldwide - 120 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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