Gandolfi 10×8 large format camera with 5×4 reducing back and accessories.

Gandolfi 10x8 large format camera with 5x4 reducing back and accessories.

Click here to see similar items on eBay, and to buy.

Gandolfi Camera in Rosewood. 10×8 with a 5×4 reducing back and two uncut lens panels. The camera is in excellent condition with very little use. Included are three 5×4 plastic dark slides; 5×4 polaroid back; electronic cable; a set of movie 100mm square glass colour correction filters which I used to place inside, rear of the lens – these are unmarked: 5B; 5R; 10R; 10B; 5Y; 10Y; one unidentified but looks like 5M and an ND.06. These can be sold separately for 100. Also included are some wratten CC filters, same size – see photo. 

 

 

The sale price includes personal delivery in europe as the Camera currently lives in Menorca – unless you fancy a brief holiday, (I have a spare room). Costs of delivery outside of europe will be paid by the purchaser, unless the buy it now price is met.

 

 

In 1979 as a budding still life photographer I visited the aged Gandolfi brothers in Peckham and ordered the camera. A piece of wood was shown to me before being placed on a rack. Three or four years later I got the call, ‘Gandolfi here. Your camera is ready’. It had to be immediate collection or it was offered to the next on his list. When I collected it he showed me around the workshop. He had one question, I had to remind him who I had been assisting. He didn’t then need to ask if I knew how to use it. 

 

 

He was used to seeing boys like me, one went one of two ways for a camera like this in those days – Deerdorf or Gandolfi. Generally, it depended on who you had been assisting and what his/her kit had been, you usually followed suit. Unless you plumbed for a sinar but that wasn’t a serious option for me. We were the elite, a set apart, producing advertising shots for the most prestigious campaigns. It didn’t get too much use, I had access to other kit. And very quickly I moved into film, giving up stills. 

 

 

I’m gutted to have to sell this item but needs must. Is it worth the money – every penny. Tel:+34669659346

Click here to buy, and to see similar items on eBay

 

 


Category: Cameras and Photography:Film Photography:Film Cameras
Location: Pentre