DEARDORFF AGE??????????

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  1. ruilourosa

    ruilourosa Member

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    Hello

    i recently bought a 8x10 Deardorff camera in mint state, it has a 7134 number on the front and i would like to know it´s year of production.
    I was inclined to buy a Ebony but this was a nice deal, but i do not know much about this camera, it seems robust! are these good cameras?

    Rui Lourosa
     
  2. Keith Pitman

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    Send an email with your serial number to:

    k4sb@frontier.com

    Ken will promptly reply with the manufacture date.
     
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    I'm not sure Rui ...
    I'll be more than happy to inspect it, I'll send a PM with my address.
    Cameras that don't meet my high standards, will not be returned.

    Ron
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  4. ruilourosa

    ruilourosa Member

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    hello

    i´m european, so i´m a bit more used to linhof and sinar metal cameras...
    this one seems really good, just trying to know a bit more...
    thanks
     
  5. John Koehrer

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    Very good indeed.
    The address given above is for Ken Hough who restores these cameras.
    And the Deardorff cameras are back in production in Tennessee. Take a look at their site too.
     
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    You being in Europe is not an issue. I will over there the next two weeks and will confiscate, I mean inspect, your camera for you. I am sure it is a piece of garbage. I will return it to the American shores where all this Deardorff junk belongs. Won't even charge you for this service.

    BTW - put your head under the groundcloth, and set up a shot. You will see (feel) all the controls are exactly where they should be, making this camera very easy to use.

    tim in san jose
     
  7. Len Middleton

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    Rui,

    I have both a Linhof 4x5 Technika V and an 8x10 Deardorff V8. I consider both cameras well thought out and well constructed. I have a technical background and appreciate when things are well designed and well made.

    If you are used to working with Linhofs then I would not expect the Deardorff to disappoint you, but do understand of course that it does some things differently than the Technika.

    I am sure you will enjoy it if it is in good condition. Mine is not, but works well, and that is the critial aspect for me.

    Enjoy,

    Len