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Alexa Meisler
 

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 Toyos standard 158mm lens board, for Copal #O lenses plus a protection screen for the cameras ground glass.

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


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2/11/2007 11:28:16 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto 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
Mark


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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 wont 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


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2/13/2007 2:24:24 PM

 
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