The Deardorff P8 was one of the last large
format portrait cameras built in the U.S. It was typical in its movements.
Front swing and tilt. Rear swing and tilt. An intresting feature
of these are the controls of the front. They are controled by rear mounted
levers. This made life much easier than reaching around to move the
front. The rear movements are done by hand and all movements are held in
place by spring tension. The stand is
typical in its vertical lift but is pure Art Deco in looks. It is spring loaded to counter the weight of the camera.