Eastman Kodak 2D 8x10 View Camera
History: The Eastman Kodak View Cameras are probably the most respected field cameras of the early days of wet plate photography. The 2D is the top of the line modell, which offers the perfect balance between stability, weight and flexibility. It offers almost all the available movements you would need to make outdoor, and also indoor portraiture work. A big plus here is also the quite large and stabil lensboard, which will take also larger and heavier petzval lenses.
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 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', like the front standard may slip once in a while, but then you just readjust it by hand. Its like driving an oldtimer, you have to remember that its not a factory new car.
The camera comes with its original extension rail (which is often missing), which gives it a maximum extension of about 750mm (~30"). The bellows were freshly replaced with new ones and will likely work for the next 50 years.
The camera comes with a 8x10
rotating back (landscape/portrait) and also with a fitting 5x7 reducing back.
It also offer two undrilled lensboards (not original, but 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.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 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.