1st Lens for Deardorff 8X10 View

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I just bought a Deardorff 8X10 View camera in decent shape. While it may only be used infrequently, I need a lens to compliment the body to bring back some nostalgic memories. I prefer some fine performing lens made in the 1960-1970's to reflect the contemporary period of this camera in 270-420mm focal length. Goerz red dot Artars? Kodak Ektars? Whatever suggestion is appreciated.

-- Paul Chan (janpo@tm.net.my), October 08, 1999


If you get a Dagor or Symmar, they can be used for differing focal lengths by removing front/rear elements. Three for the price of one.

-- Bill Mitchell (bmitch@home.com), October 08, 1999.

I have both a 10" WF Ektar and a 14" Commercial Ektar for my Deardorff. Love them both.


-- Peter Hughes (leonine@redshift.com), October 08, 1999.

For m Deardorff:

I have a 12-inch Wollensak Velostigmat Series III, which I use about 80% of the time. I also have a 450mm Red Dot Artar and a 6.25-inch Wollensak Velostigmat Series II. These are all nice lenses representative of the period.

-- Chad Jarvis (cjarvis@nas.edu), October 10, 1999.

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