Deardorff V5 4X5 special camera with 120mm+210mm lenses + holders 4X5+5X7 backs
The ultimate 5X7 field camera. Compact folding, lightweight, amazing craftsmanship, hand built in the US. It is used, with very nice patina all around and is in GOOD, working condition. Newer replacement bellows and brand new ground glass on the 5X7 back make this an excellent all around choice.
This V5 camera is one of the very first made by Deardorff back in the 20's. It has held up beautifully, and has some gracefully made replacement hardware bits. 5X7 back is newer. Takes standard 4X4 lensboards.
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Deardorff original V5 5X7 camera
4X5 and 5X7 backs
Schneider Symmar S MC 210mm F5.6
Schneider Angulon 120mm F6.8
two 4X5 film holders
two 5X7 film holders
Camera features and condition:
This is a nice used Deardorff camera
Camera is used, and shows normal signs of use all around
Camera is in good working condition, all functions tested and working as they should
Metal shows some brassing/tarnish from normal use, as well as some new replacement hardware parts
Leather handle is good
Massive bellows draw as well as retro movement on the rear standard means you can use anything from very short to very long focal length lenses
Lots of movements throughout (see photos), including front on and off axis rise/fall and tilt as well as rear swing/tilt
Modern Deardorff factory replacement bellows is TESTED LIGHT TIGHT
Back easily set up for vertical or horizontal shooting
Both 5X7 back has a brand new K.B. Canham precision ground glass installed
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good, working condition
All film holders are well used, but are light tight and work as they should
(Both lenses mounted on brand new lensboards)
Schneider Symmar S MC 210mm F5.6:
The 210 is normal angle of view on 5X7 (portrait/tele angle lens on 4X5). Modern multicoated lens in modern shutter. Shutter fires and sounds good on all speeds. ***Shutter wind lever does not return to its resting position on its own after cocking. Does not affect use. Simply move it back.
Schneider Angulon 120mm F6.8:
The 120mm is a very wide angle of view on 5X7 (wide on 4X5). An excellent modern, coated wide angle lens. This lens has a very large image circle. Glass is clean and shutter works as it should.
Ask as about combining this purchase with any of our other Large Format lenses or film holders.