I've used this camera for 5X7 studio portraits. It only has the 5x7 reducing back, no 8x10 back. I had this idea to make an adapter to use it for wet plate, but I have so many projects on the go and have recently bought an old 10x12 camera that I may use for this. The camera was made in the early 1950s. It's very heavy, around 13 kilos and subsequently very stable.
The bellows are light tight, I've been told they are not original. Personally I would keep the ones that are on there. One of the adjuster knobs is broken and has been replaced with a modern one. I have the original broken knob and a second modern one if you wanted the left and right one to match. It comes with one non original Copal 3 lens board with 65mm bore.Additional boards would be easy to make by a competent person as they are basically a flat plate, with an offset hole for the shutter and a small location slot. The felt seal which is in the front board that holds the lens board is good condition. The lens in the photo is NOT INCLUDED.
As the two standards have matching serial numbers it seems a shame to do this. Collection from Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK would be preferred. The item "Linhof 8x10 Large Format Film Studio Camera with 5x7 reducing back only. VGC" is in sale since Monday, August 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "acpictures" and is located in Woodbridge. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.