View Full Version : 1st Lens for Deardorff 8X10 View

Paul Chan
8-Oct-1999, 12:02
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 nost algic memories. I prefer some fine performing lens made in the 1960-1970's to re flect the contemporary period of this camera in 270-420mm focal length. Goerz re d dot Artars? Kodak Ektars? Whatever suggestion is appreciated.

8-Oct-1999, 12:48
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.

Peter Hughes
8-Oct-1999, 13:14
I have both a 10" WF Ektar and a 14" Commercial Ektar for my Deardorff. Love them both.


Chad Jarvis
10-Oct-1999, 09:04
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.