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Old Mar 24, 2011, 1:12 AM   #1
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These were rushed as I was driving by the harbor and saw this guy shooting and asked if I could take a picture of his camera, but had to hurry as he was ready to run off. I regret that I waited to ask instead of shooting him while he had a cloth over his head and on the camera like in olden days.







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Amazing...what camera is that?
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Wow, very cool, like the cameras Ansel Adams used to hike around with. Although this says Deardorff and I read someplace that he didn't like that camera for some reason, maybe it was too heavy to climb mountains with.

I'd love to see this guy's photos, 8x10 format film (plate?) must produce amazing images. Did you get to talk to him? I don't know how many people still use these cameras.

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Deardorf was famous for this type of camera. It appears to use a 5" X 7" sheet film negative. I used to use one just like that when I had my first job in commercial photography. Then I moved up and shot with Crown and Speed Graphic, using 4" X 5" negatives.

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For some reason I did not get notified there were responses, sorry. Also sorry I did not get a link to a site that may have had pictures from this camera. I was was talking to him and some other guy came and got in his way and he got a bit upset and distracted, and then told me he was late for a lunch date and drove off in a hurry. This one was made in the sixties, so not that old. I will keep an eye for the photographer and get more info if I see him. Or anyone else with one of these for that matter.

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I used Deardorf (it had a 8"X 10" negative) in 1957. And it looks very much like the one you had in your initial photo. Wow that is really go back in time, that more than 60 years ago. Anyway here is what it looked like.

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Amazing. I cant believe they're still used. That really is something you dont see every day.
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