My new (old) Deardorff is here!

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by bmac, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. bmac

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    Holy Smokes! The Deardorff arrived today. I am a kid in a candy store, too bad I'm at work and won't be able to play with it until tomorrow :sad:

    It truly is a quality camera. The build quality is really good, and although it has seen some serious use, I think it will be just fine after a little elbow grease / TLC.

    Can't wait to mount my G-Clarons onto boards and go out and shoot with it.

    Brian
     
  2. George Losse

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    Brian,

    I remember the day my first 8x10 arrived. I had a smile on my face that just wouldn't stop. It was a very long two weeks for me before I had the first lens mounted and ready to go.

    Congrats and enjoy.

    Looking forward to seeing the work you and your new friend will make together.
     
  3. Deniz

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    with that great deal you got on the Dorff you must be stoked!!

    I should get out more often.. lately my life has bee npretty hectic so i'll be photographing more often now on...
     
  4. bmac

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    The Bellows look pretty good. I think they'll last me a while, although my anal side will force me to replace it eventually. :smile: I made some temp lensboards out of Pergo flooring :smile: They aren't goign to warp, but I will eventually make some out of the proper wood. Can't wait!
     
  5. Jim Moore

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    Whoo...Hooo... Brian!! :D

    The feeling of anticipation, I know it well :tongue:

    My Zone VI 4x5 outfit is scheduled to be delivered on Monday and my Wisner Convertible Plasmat Lens set is scheduled for delivery on Tuesday. :rolleyes:

    I'm off work Monday so it would have been nice for both of them to show up then.

    'Oh well, I start vacation on the 12th so I'll have a week to play with it.

    Good luck and have fun with your Deardorff!

    Jim
     
  6. Jim Moore

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    Well this must be my lucky day.. When I got home from work my Zone VI 4x5 outfit was delivered today!

    Jim
     
  7. bmac

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    Sweet! I'm glad this place isn't like the classic car club I used to belong to. Every time a member bought a new car, they had to pay the year in pennies (a 1930 car would cost $19.30) With the rate that members are buying cameras these days, APUG would have to report quarterly earnings to the SEC :smile:)
     
  8. Alex Hawley

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    Congrats Brian. I got my 'Dorf last winter. The weather was bad for the first two weeks I had it and I was dying. The weather broke one Sunday late afternoon and I dashed out to bag a shot before the sun started getting low.

    Look forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
  9. Johnny V

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    Congrats to all. I just got my 5x7 Grover today - it looks pretty cool. It must be Christmas all over the world!
     
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    Hey if you get too lazy to make proper lensboards, Camerawest in Monterey has some used factory boards for Deardorf.
     
  11. bmac

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    Thanks for the tip, I've been wanting to stop by that shop for a while now.
     
  12. David R Munson

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    Are you going to refinish the wood? If so, I might have some words of wisdom for you from when I refinished and generally overhauled mine.
     
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    Brian, the best thing I ever bought for the 'dorff was the 6X6 to 4X4 adapter for the front so I can use lenses on both cameras. (4X5 Special and Zone VI) Second best thing is the Packard shutter adapter so I can play with different lenses in barrel.
     
  14. bmac

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    I'm actually looking for one of the adapters, since my 4x5 takes 4x4 lensboards. If I can't find a good one soon, I'll just make one.

    Brian