11x14 Deardorff for portraiture in China
Just thought I'd add an observation to the thread on the "resurgence of film."
We've been back in business for a couple of years now, and have a real treasure trove of parts from the old Chicago Deardorff company, including many parts for the massive 11x14 Studio Deardorff Cameras. We wondered how many calls we would get for parts and service on these beasts. Then, last December we received an inquiry from a portrait photographer in China who wanted to purchase one of these beasts, brand new. We restored one for the customer, photos of it are posted on our new web site. Imagine packing and crating an 11x14 Commercial Studio camera and shipping it to China, to enable someone to use 11x14 film for portraiture.
How's that for a "resurgence in film photography?"
Barry & Monica Cochran
LF Deardorff & Sons, Inc.
Find us on the web by doing a google search for "Deardorff Cameras."