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Holy Smokes! The Deardorff arrived today. I am a kid in a candy store, too bad I'm at work and won't be able to play with it until tomorrow :sad:

It truly is a quality camera. The build quality is really good, and although it has seen some serious use, I think it will be just fine after a little elbow grease / TLC.

Can't wait to mount my G-Clarons onto boards and go out and shoot with it.

Brian
 

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Brian,

I remember the day my first 8x10 arrived. I had a smile on my face that just wouldn't stop. It was a very long two weeks for me before I had the first lens mounted and ready to go.

Congrats and enjoy.

Looking forward to seeing the work you and your new friend will make together.
 
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The Bellows look pretty good. I think they'll last me a while, although my anal side will force me to replace it eventually. :smile: I made some temp lensboards out of Pergo flooring :smile: They aren't goign to warp, but I will eventually make some out of the proper wood. Can't wait!
 

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bmac said:
Holy Smokes! The Deardorff arrived today. I am a kid in a candy store, too bad I'm at work and won't be able to play with it until tomorrow :sad:

Brian

Whoo...Hooo... Brian!! :D

The feeling of anticipation, I know it well :tongue:

My Zone VI 4x5 outfit is scheduled to be delivered on Monday and my Wisner Convertible Plasmat Lens set is scheduled for delivery on Tuesday. :rolleyes:

I'm off work Monday so it would have been nice for both of them to show up then.

'Oh well, I start vacation on the 12th so I'll have a week to play with it.

Good luck and have fun with your Deardorff!

Jim
 

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Well this must be my lucky day.. When I got home from work my Zone VI 4x5 outfit was delivered today!

Jim
 
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Sweet! I'm glad this place isn't like the classic car club I used to belong to. Every time a member bought a new car, they had to pay the year in pennies (a 1930 car would cost $19.30) With the rate that members are buying cameras these days, APUG would have to report quarterly earnings to the SEC :smile:)
 

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Congrats Brian. I got my 'Dorf last winter. The weather was bad for the first two weeks I had it and I was dying. The weather broke one Sunday late afternoon and I dashed out to bag a shot before the sun started getting low.

Look forward to seeing what you do with it.
 

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Congrats to all. I just got my 5x7 Grover today - it looks pretty cool. It must be Christmas all over the world!
 

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Hey if you get too lazy to make proper lensboards, Camerawest in Monterey has some used factory boards for Deardorf.
 

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Brian, the best thing I ever bought for the 'dorff was the 6X6 to 4X4 adapter for the front so I can use lenses on both cameras. (4X5 Special and Zone VI) Second best thing is the Packard shutter adapter so I can play with different lenses in barrel.
 
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jimgalli said:
Brian, the best thing I ever bought for the 'dorff was the 6X6 to 4X4 adapter for the front so I can use lenses on both cameras. (4X5 Special and Zone VI) Second best thing is the Packard shutter adapter so I can play with different lenses in barrel.
I'm actually looking for one of the adapters, since my 4x5 takes 4x4 lensboards. If I can't find a good one soon, I'll just make one.

Brian
 
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