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    11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    This was last week in High Point, North Carolina. It was in the High Point Museum that had a large display of the old furniture factory. I presume this 11x14 Deardorff studio camera was used to photograph the factory and its products. Btw, the museum has a small display about John Coltrane and in the city there is a statue of him.

    [img]A7203081 by blazingshutters, on Flickr[/img]

    [img]A7203082 by blazingshutters, on Flickr[/img]

    [img]A7203081-2 by blazingshutters, on Flickr[/img]

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    are those cranks factory?

    looks like one can focus from the rear with those

    that's handy

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    are those cranks factory?
    They look like all the cranks/knobs I've used on 11x14 Deardorff studio/commercial cameras. It does look to me like they repainted the standards and knobs/cranks though. They probably where scratched up so to make the camera look bad & more beat then it was. They just look to "perfect" for the condition of the rest of the camera. Which is not bad at all. The camera looks good.

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Randy Moe has one of these.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    And where'd the lens go...? It probably made its way to a forum member here.

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    C'mon...the lens is there - that big piece of glass right in front! Oh...just realized that its probably a piece of plexiglass - would never work!

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Guilty!

    I have one in my shed. I need to get it into this new studio. This one is missing the 2 center frames and 2 additional bellows for 72" of extension. Looks like original bellows.

    The rearward wood handle easily tilts the camera 360 degrees. A child can move it. The bottom left handle is a little more work. It lifts the whole camera up and down using bicycle chains you can see and internal and lead counterbalance. Originally the 4" steel tubes could be ordered up to 20 feet tall. Mine came with 13ft and I had to cut to 7.5 ft. Nonetheles with that it can still put the top of the camera at over 10 ft. Or bottom, your choice. Everything locks down tightly.

    Full tilts and swing front and rear with the front rise and shift. 8" lensboards. It will not flinch at a 25lb lens as another owner showed me. He put a sandbag in the lens board hole.

    Nothing except lensboards interchanges to a V11. Even the back is bigger. I have 5X7, 8X10, 10X12 and of course 11X14 backs. The 11X14 back was reworked by Richard Ritter with his back and bail lift.

    This is the camera I prefer to use and why I am selling my Chamonix.

    Here is the day I got my new Turner bellows which copy the OE. I was waiting for RR to finish the back. 5X7 back with full extension.

    1929 S11 Deardorff by moe.randy, on Flickr

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Guilty!


    This is the camera I prefer to use and why I am selling my Chamonix.

    It's impressive, but all in all I'd rather hike with the Chamonix.



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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I have this same exact setup. It was in storage until I read about people using x-ray film in LF photography. I am now shooting 11x14 x-ray film and making contact prints. I shortened the stand to 6'. I have all the reducing backs and extension bellows. It is a beautiful camera.

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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Yes it is, I really like mine and lucky to find it.


    I may convert the 10X12 back to use an 8X10 Deardorff slider back.

    Of course I am not hiking with it. I am happy to walk again!



    Quote Originally Posted by leondf View Post
    I have this same exact setup. It was in storage until I read about people using x-ray film in LF photography. I am now shooting 11x14 x-ray film and making contact prints. I shortened the stand to 6'. I have all the reducing backs and extension bellows. It is a beautiful camera.
    Last edited by Tin Can; 15-Jun-2019 at 05:47. Reason: removed repeated data
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