New lightweight Toyo 45CF? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Looks like a 4x5 field camera, stainless & composite plastic, 1.55 kg

-- Åke Vinberg (, January 31, 2002


actually here if you dont speak Swedish....

-- Tim Atherton (, January 31, 2002.

Also, look here for the manufacturer's site (in Japanese).

-- S Ratzlaff (, January 31, 2002.

I looked and tried it at the camera store for a while, actually the same store that Åke is refering to, and found it quite flimsy. To the camera's apology I'm not very used with field cameras, am used with Sinar C and the two cameras are offcourse playing in different divisions targeted to different needs.

The best with the Toyo 45CF was it's weight, only 1,5 kg. It felt like I could use it without any tripod with a sport-finder... The store wanted 15.000 SEK (~$1.400 US) for it and I sad "no thanks". I save the money for something else, something more rigid and something more nicer to hold on instead of the plastic feeling of the 45CF.


-- Erik Sundström (, January 31, 2002.

You get the 45CF for a less.

-- Thomas Chua (, July 07, 2002.

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