New lightweight Toyo 45CF?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Looks like a 4x5 field camera, stainless & composite plastic, 1.55 kg
-- Åke Vinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 31, 2002
actually here http://www.dito.se/toyo.html if you dont speak Swedish....
-- Tim Atherton (email@example.com), January 31, 2002.
Also, look here for the manufacturer's site (in Japanese).
-- S Ratzlaff (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), January 31, 2002.
You get the 45CF for a less.
-- Thomas Chua (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 07, 2002.