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8x10 Deardorff View Camera V8 with Bausch & Lomb Zeiss Protar Series VII Triple Convertible Lens

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8x10 Deardorff View Camera V8 with Bausch & Lomb Zeiss Protar Series VII Triple Convertible Lens

Gallery Item - Not For Sale
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I purchased this 8×10 Deardorff View Camera V8 new, along with the vintage B&L Zeiss Protar Series VII Triple Convertible Lens (11-7/6 In. f-7, 18-7/8 In. f-12.5, 23-1/8 In. f-12.5), from Jeffrey Kay at The Lens and Repro Equipment Corp. in New York City, one year out of high school in 1981. I had taken a class in Platinum Printing at Parson's School of Design with Alan Newman the previous year, and, determined to follow in the footsteps of Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand, I upgraded from my Graflex 4x5 Crown Graphic so as to be able to make 8x10 inch contact prints in my new medium.

One year later I dragged the Deardorff and ensemble to Haifa, Israel, where I was blessed to join the staff of the Bahá'í World Centre's Audio-Visual Department for a period of four years.

8×10 Deardorff View Camera V8 Specifications:

  • 6×6 inch (152mm) Round Corner Lens board
  • 30" (762mm) Maximum Bellows Draw
  • 12 ½ x 13 ¼ x 4 ¼ inch outer dimensions
    (318 x 337 x 108mm)
  • Tripod Mount ⅜-16 with ¼-20 adapter
  • Back Size 12" square (254mm)
  • Front Swing 20°
  • Front Center Tilt 30°
  • Rear Swing 20°
  • Rear Base Tilt 30°
  • Total Front Rise & Fall 6 ½" (165mm)
  • Shortest WA Lens: 4 inches (101.6mm)
  • Longest Lens, no movement: 30 inches (762mm)

Weight, with lens board: 12 ½ pounds (5.67 Kg)

Also picture with a Kodak 14 Inch f/6.3 Commercial Ektar Lens in No. 5 Ilex Universal Synchro Shutter

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Platinum Photography

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