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I have an old Toyo metal field camera, simply described as "Toyo metal field, 4.75 x 6.5". I bought it with a revolving 4x5 back, but I've heard that there may be a 5x7 back available. Does anyone know if this is the case, and if so, where I might locate one? I have just returned from northern Japan where I used this camera extensively, and the results, with Fuji Quickload, have been exceptional.
-- fw (email@example.com), July 13, 1999
The current Toyo catalog doesn't list a 5x7 field...only a 5x7 monorail. Toyo doesn't even list 5x7 holders in their catalog. There is a new 45AII L field camera. It's identical to the 45AII except it accepts Linhof boards.
-- James Chow (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 13, 1999.
Toyo made a 5x7 field some time ago. Occasionally, you will see one for sale. I'd venture to say I've seen them often enough that you could easily find a whole camera. Whether or not a back could be found is questionable.
I'd suggest going to www.mamiya.com and linking to the Toyo site and posting a WTB ad.
It is my impression that Field 5x7's were built into the 70's but that's based on second hand information. I can say this for certain: Toyo builds a sturdy, well thought out camera. My AX is superb.
-- Mike Long (email@example.com), July 13, 1999.
I think these cameras were also called a Rickert or something like that. A friend has one (green anodized sort of looking thing). Very light weight for a metal 5x7. He likes it...t
-- tom meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 26, 1999.