FS: Kodak Master Camera 8x10 with Lots of Lens Boards
I'm selling this to fund the purchase of a Toyo 810M.
New bellows installed July 12, 2013.
Original Kodak Ground Glass with 'X' aerial pattern; very bright and contrasty.
This camera was gone over by a machinist in April, and it focuses perfectly, alignment is spot-on. I will provide a copy of the machinist's report with the camera.
The camera can handle some very heavy lenses; it takes specially-made 6x6 lens boards, and it is a very strong, capable and versatile camera.
Camera can extend to 30 inches (762 mm) by using base tilt/axial tilt in tandem, and bellows can extend to 33 inches (838 mm).
You can focus a 120mm lens on this camera without including the focusing track in the frame.
Camera weight: 9 lbs or 4.08 kg
Camera has full range of movements including:
Front: rise ( both fine and rough), shift, swing, tilt (axial and base).
Rear: tilt (frontward and rearward), swing
Focusing is done on the rear standard
Everything works great, no serious issues.
When camera is closed there is sometimes a small gap in the opening; this is probably due to the new bellows needing to be worked in more.
Bellows need eyelets to prevent any sag at mid- to long-extension use; bellows do need to be properly worked in.
Front axial tilt does not lock 100% tightly, but stays in place with a large lens such as a Kodak Commercial Ektar 12" in Acme #4shutter.
Neer had a problem, but it's worth mentioning.
Included in this sale:
(1)Kodak Master Camera 8x10 with new bellows
(1)original Kodak Master lens board (Acme #4 hole) - flange not included
(1)Kodak Master lens board made by Michael A Smith (Copal 3 hole) - not pictured
(1)Kodak Master-to-Linhof adapter board, machinist-made, works perfectly
(3)Machinist-made Kodak Master boards, Copal 3 hole, silver front, matte black rear, all work perfectly
This camera is about 60 years old, and works great, albeit with the minor issues stated above.
With the new bellows, and proper care, it has borrowed another 20 or 30 years of life.
$1600 plus shipping and PP fees.
Please PM me if you have any questions.
Last edited by Ari; 07-13-2013 at 01:51 PM. Click to view previous post history.