Bellows in cold weather - Urgentgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
An urgent request.
Any idea how the synthetic bellows in my Toyo 45AII will stand up to cold weather such as -15C (I think that is about 5F - though I am not sure).
Will they just crack at a certain temperature. Toyo has failed to answer this question.
I am off to shoot this weekend, so a reply soon would help, if anyone knows.
-- Tim Atherton (email@example.com), November 13, 1998
I've had a Toyo 45AII for a couple of years and I have used it in temperatures as cold as -10F without any problems with the bellows. The cold creates more problems with the fogging of the ground glass and the cold touch of the "all-metal" camera on the bare skin. Wear good gloves.
-- John Wiemer (Wiemerjo@slcc.edu), November 13, 1998.
You should have no problem with your bellows under these conditions.
-- Tom Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 1998.