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Alexa Meisler

member since: 2/10/2007

Toyo 4X5 Large Format Camera

I have decided after some research that I need to get into a 4x5 large format camera. I have been getting architectural photo jobs, as well offer digital photography of orifinal art work.

Any thoughts about buying a used camera? And what about the Toyo monorail 45C camera?

I have found a 2004 that includes

* 4x5 film holder (Riteway)
* Shutter release cable
Also included is Toyo’s standard 158mm lens board, for Copal #O lenses – plus a protection screen for the camera’s ground glass.

Any thoughts about this camera? Price for a used one (owned by one owner- has original box and all the manuals, etc)

2/11/2007 11:28:16 AM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Hey Alexa.
Take a look at the response I posted in your kitchen shot thread. It's down to toward the bottom and I talk a little about the rig you described here and a few other things.
Take it light

2/11/2007 2:19:54 PM

John H. Siskin
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  I have this camera, used it for years. They do wear, just won’t lock down as well as you want, but it takes a while. I like the camera and with a bag bellows it will do a good job with a wide-angle lens. Nothing wider than 65mm though.
Thanks, John Siskin

2/13/2007 2:24:24 PM


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