Beauty at auction

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  1. gandolfi

    gandolfi Member

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    have a look at this beauty..

    It seems to be a 11x14 camera - no brand mentioned. But in good condition.
    Lens: Rodenstock Apo-Ronar-CL 1:9, f=360 mm.
    estimated value: 490$
    cheap or?
     

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  2. Pastiche

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    well... I dont own any ULF cameras... but, I do SHOP alot... and see alot of gear go by on EBAY...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-GANDOLFI-10X12-FIELD-CAMERA-W-DALLMEYER-LENS_W0QQitemZ7538982955QQcategoryZ15248QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    This Gandolfi (you already own one...) costs more.. and no stand...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-LANCASTER-10X12-FIELD-CAMERA-W-DALLMEYER-LENS_W0QQitemZ7538983911QQcategoryZ15248QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    This Lancaster also costs more... and also has no stand...

    and your model does seem to come with a film holder...

    I would say seems like a good deal... especially if it needs no repairs...
    Yeah.. no brand... but you dont see the brand on the negatives anyway..
     
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    It's wonderful. Looks like an addition to your studio.

    Is it tight and good, or worn out ?

    What does the little ivory label say ?
     
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    I would be concerned about a 360mm Apo-Ronar giving good coverage on an 11x14 negative except in the very close up range,
     
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    yes - but I can't see exately the size o fthe camera - the auction house is NOT specialists in this area..(I could phone them..)
    on the other hand - not to worry.. I have a 500mm lying aroung somewhere..


    (PS: the txt on the camera say "Heinrich&Poulsen" which were the danish importers for more than 100 years..)
     
  6. Donald Miller

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    Depends on what you want to do with the camera. I would be sure of the film size...it may not be 11X14.

    These old studio cameras usually don't sell for nearly as much as a field camera because their use is limited to studio settings and for use as a portrait camera.

    I have seen 11X14 Deardorff studio cameras on Ebay and not receive any bids.
     
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    Something about shipping the 11' stand takes the bloom off the rose.
     
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    It has hit $150 now...I might consider it...nice piece of furniture.
     
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    you wasn't supposed to find the site...:wink:

    if you bid - tell me, so I don't bid ower you..
     
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    I have my doubts as to he film size for this wonderful beast - 24x30cm is my bet!
     
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    I think you're right - I'll call them tomorrow.
     
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    Double jeopardy! It won't look correct until you find a 22" Voigtlander Petzval to hang on the front.
     
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    well - I think I have a couple lying around some where... must go-see..
     
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    I don't really have the use for it, so I guess you can bid on.
     
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    I don't have use for either.... but it would be a nice compagnion to the other one I have..
    Like father and son...
     
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    It would make a great mailbox.
     
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    GOOD IDEA :smile:
     
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    Remember a note to the postman on how to photograph the mail...then you can pick up the negs later that day and then dev and print your mail...
     
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    SO... I can't stand it, are you going to get this proud beauty ?????
     
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    Looks like its been in use until recently since its a new lens. Did you contact the seller ?
    Søren
     
  22. gandolfi

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    it is not possible to get info on the seller, unfortunately...
    I tried once when one of my sculptures were on sale.
    only if I contacted the police...... which is a bit far to go...