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  1. #31

    Re: Deardorff Identification Help

    Well as the old saying goes, you learn something new every day. Bottom line - it is a great camera.

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    Dec 2011

    Re: Deardorff Identification Help

    Hi Ken

    Sorry for your disability.

    I wondered where you went, meaning your wonderful website. I visit often.

    I became disabled, LF/ULF cameras saved my life, by giving me a reason to get out of bed. I started with LF when I joined here.

    I am a big fan of my Deardorff SC11 which keeps it's historical patina, just cleaned up. Turner made 3 exact copies of OE bellows.

    It was missing a 11X14 back, Richard Ritter made a 11X14 Bail Back and five 11X14 film holders.

    Unfortunately I had to cut down the OE 13 ft pipes, to 7 ft, but still lets it touch my tall ceiling studio and I can stand under it. I love shooting upside down for very low imaging.

    Thank you!

    Deardorff S11 New Bellows by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr

    1-1-Deardorff S11 Just set up by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr

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    Tin Can

  3. #33

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    Dec 2014
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Re: Deardorff Identification Help

    This is a great place.
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  4. #34

    Re: Deardorff Identification Help

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeardorffGuy View Post
    Since I retired from this wonderful business when I got sick and disabled. my website went down and it is now at the archive. It mostly works and I thank whoever found it for me
    Do you know if the military V11s were the earliest iteration? I know mine has no swings on the front and it's obvious that a SN is not an option. Just trying to get an idea as to when mine was made in relation to the production of the V11.

  5. #35

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    Dec 2022

    Re: Deardorff Identification Help

    I shared some of the photos with Ken H. He says pure MC11, Marine Corps camera, including the back latches, he says they did a few cameras like that post WWI, MAYBE war time.

    mobdro 2022
    Last edited by paiyaan8; 31-Jan-2023 at 08:44.

  6. #36

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    Aug 2000

    Re: Deardorff Identification Help

    It looks exactly like my pre-1937 5x7 Deardorff. I bought this used from a reputable dealer in 1940 before so many were making knock-offs.

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