Compendium for 8x10 Deardorff : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Would appreciate experienced counsel from folks who have mounted a compendium lens hood on their 8x10 Deardorff. Thanks.

-- Dick Fish (, August 16, 1998


I own an 8x10 Deardorff and I can't imagine how one would attach a compendum to it. I simply shade the lens with the dark slide.

-- Peter Hughes (, September 06, 1998.

If anyone could, it'd be Ken Hough (see 8 X 10 Deardorff this web page) Jack Deardorff (cf) Ron Wisner or Keith Canham. Whether the last two would be WILLING to do it on a camera not of their making I don't know.

-- Sean yates (, September 18, 1998.

This just in....

I just ran across a photo of Pault Strand with either an 8 X 10 or 11 X 14 Deardorff ( I can't tell if the camera is really big or if Strand is really small). He's got what looks like a compendium hood ala' the Lindahl Bellow Shade attached directly to the lens. It is a real compendium though, with a scissor hinge on the side to lend support in opening & closing it. Can't tell anything else about it but, it's something. Maybe one of the larger older camera stores with LF gear would know or maybe even have one....

-- Sean yates (, November 20, 1998.

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