Toyo OmniView 45E : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

What a great forum for those of us who are new to LF. I have been the very lucky recipient of Toyo 45E LF. Im tyring to find out when this camera was built and what the original cost was. No, im not thinking of selling it, that would be down right stupid. It has a beautiful 150mm Schnider/Copland lens and is in excellent condition. How lucky can one get. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


-- David Luciano (, March 06, 2000


Don't know about the Omni View. Toyo did make an Omega 45E. No idea if it is the same piece or not. Geared rise and fall, axial tilts, swings and shifts on both standards. Geared fine focus on both standards. International back. If memory serves me right, these were manufactured by Omega before Toyo bought out the company. Toyo still supports these and in fact, it is compatible with all the Toyo C series stuff. Toyo should bee able to give you year of manufacture etc. Nice camera. DJ

-- N Dhananjay (, March 06, 2000.

Go to and you can email or contact the authorized Toyo dealer for positive confirmation...

-- Bill Glickman (, March 06, 2000.

"It has a beautiful 150mm Schnider/Copland lens and is in excellent condition."

I don't want to be a smart ass, but you might as well get it right. I'm pretty sure you have a Schneider lens with a Copal shutter.

-- David Grandy (, March 07, 2000.

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