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Thread: Considering a Toyo 45g

  1. #11

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    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    The OP's camera looks like the budget Toyo 45E. It was sold under the Omega brand name in the US.

    Kumar

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    Studio Madbird
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    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    I loved my toyo G, but moved to a smaller field camera. If you ever can make it down to Portland, it's sitting on consignment at the always-fun-to-visit Blue Moon Camera in St Johns neighborhood.

  3. #13

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    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    This is my 45G, which is a superb camera. Everything is geared and has beautiful locks to ensure that once you set something, it stays that way.



    This is with a 65mm lens (mounted to a recessed board) and standard bellows, doable, but a bag bellows would really be neat.

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    This is with a Komura 400T. If you look carefully you can see the 45 G on the bottom front plate.

    Note the scales on the sides, as you go up the scale you see the 5x7 and 8x10 marks for neutral positioning of the lens.


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    I used both 4x5" and 8x10" versions of these cameras around 28 years ago in a studio environment; never thought I would be able to afford one of these beautiful cameras at a rock bottom price.

    Mick.

  4. #14

    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    Well, I'm back in the large format club. Just bought a 45g from ebay. On its way from Japan.
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    Question #1: What lens board fits on the lens board in the photo, or do I have to wait till it gets here to tell?

    Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. Your input was very helpful.

    I am very excited. I have lots of decisions and $hopping to do. I'm going to start by finding a 210mm lens. Ill be searching and posting for more answers.

  5. #15

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    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    Technika.

    Look at the previoous post of mine with the photo of my 45G with the telephoto lens on; you can just make out the Technika name. That is possibly the best way to mount lenses on several cameras as I do.

    Below is my Fujinon 90mm lens mounted onto a Technika type board. It is fitted to my Shen Hao 4x5 wooden folder and then my Toyo 45G.

    Mick.
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    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    Quote Originally Posted by Carography View Post
    Well, I'm back in the large format club. Just bought a 45g from ebay. On its way from Japan.
    This photo was from the eBay ad.
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    Question #1: What lens board fits on the lens board in the photo, or do I have to wait till it gets here to tell?

    Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. Your input was very helpful.

    I am very excited. I have lots of decisions and $hopping to do. I'm going to start by finding a 210mm lens. Ill be searching and posting for more answers.
    Toyo made two adapter boards. One for toyo field boards and one for linhof boards. Hard to say from the photo. You can always take the adaptor out and use Toyo View boards which are cheaper than the smaller boards anyway.

  7. #17

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    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    That is a Technika adapter. You can see the angles at the bottom left and right.

    Toyo also made adapter boards for Speed Graphic boards (used on the Toyo Super Speed Graphic). In addition to the flat boards shown above, they also made recessed adapter boards for all three. These make it super easy to use wide angle lenses on the Toyo. I have all these boards available.

    Kumar

  8. #18
    Studio Madbird
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    Re: Considering a Toyo 45g

    One accessory I found really useful was a toyo monocular finder, kind of a giant loupe that clips onto the gg/back so you can see the whole glass magnified without a dark cloth. Oh, so many accessories to consider!

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