Bellows in cold weather - Urgent : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi everyone,

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 A

-- Tim Atherton (, 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 (, November 13, 1998.

You should have no problem with your bellows under these conditions.

-- Tom Johnston (, November 24, 1998.

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