Sale: 8x10 Studio Rembrandt, 6 reducing backs, and a 8"sq Packard Shutter
I am offering for sale a 8x10 studio Rembrandt that was made by Burke & James of Chicago, Ill. The Rembrandt 8x10 is basically a 8x10 B&J field camera that was transformed, by installing a rigid front lens standard, into a studio camera. There are no movements on the front standard and all the movements are on the rear film back standard.
Basically , the camera comes in three parts; the front standard which is mounted permanently on the front of the focusing rails which are hinged and give a 21½ inch extension. To that, you can add another 13 inch rail, for a total of 34½ inch of extension. Two set bolts hold the extensions in place very rigidly. The back standard moves over the geared rails very smoothly and does not skip when crossing the junction points. The camera can be mounted on a tripod via a 3/8 or ¼ screw hole.
There are several flaws that should be noted. The 8x10 gg is missing a small piece of glass in the lower right corner (see photo) and there are several pinholes in the 4 top corners of the front pleats. They can be seen clearly from the outside in the photos. I also put a lit light bulb inside the bellows and took a picture in a darkroom. (see the two black photos, you can just make out the pinholes). I have not tried to fix them as I usually just covered the bellows with my darkcloth or use adjustable clamps to clamp the first 4 pleats to the front standard (see the last photo). The clamps are included.
Included in the sale are five 8" sq lens boards. Two are undrilled and the other three have drilled holes, measuring 86mm, 94mm, and 111mm respectively. There are photos of four of the boards, the 5th one is mounted on the camera (forgot to photograph it
I have used this camera for the past 4 years and am divesting myself of it as I have a acquired a 8x10 Cambo Legend for my studio.
The above kit, camera and 5 lens boards, is priced at $250 plus shipping from Canada.
Payment through Paypal. 2% to Apug.
The camera is quite heavy, weighing in at 9 kg (20lbs) and then add packing. When folded up, the camera measures 16"H, 12W, and 11" deep (front to folded back)
In a following thread , I have listed the 6 reducing backs that are available for this camera:
8x10>5x7 sliding back that splits into two 3½x5 images,
8x10>4x5 sliding back that splits into two 2½x4" images
These backs will also fit the 8x10 B&J field camera and the 8x10 Grover monorail camera. The rear standards on all three cameras are identical and the above backs are interchangeable with all three cameras.
Also, in a following thread, I have a 8"sq Packard shutter that fits inside the camera behind the front standard. I removed the Packard shutter as I used an Ilex 5 shutter. The Packard is available in a following thread.
Thank you for looking.. If you have any questions, please ask.
Last edited by bkarasek; 07-13-2014 at 07:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.
The 8x10 Rembrandt has been SOLD
The 8"sq Packard shutter has been SOLD
The 8x10 > 5x7 reducing back has been SOLD