ATTN LF and oldschool photographers: Deardoff is back! thought you might get a kick out of this. After 20 years of no production, Barry Cochran (who apparently worked for a Japanese reincarnation of Deardoff and specializes in selling DD parts) and his wife bought the rights, blueprints and name of Deardoff & Sons and are making new cameras. now thats interesting.
i don't actually shoot large format, but i know Deardoffs are regarded as the Leica of LF photography by many, and i know quite a few people who might get a kick out of this.