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    Re: Toyo field 810m

    Yup, I have a Linhof Quickfix II on my 810MII. A perfect combination.


    Quote Originally Posted by speedfreak View Post
    True and very good instruction for proper use of the bail back and holder insertion; it’s what I do every time I make a picture. I never said that’s when I have an issue.
    We both solved the problem by attaching a quick release to a the camera base; yours is a Manfrotto and mine is an Arca. My issue was with finger tightening a thumb screw into a heavy camera on top of an old Gitzo PL5. The finger tightening combined with the large platform and not-so-supple cork likely created a condition where the torque is spread over a larger surface area that’s not “grippy” anymore. So, while the camera wouldn’t move freely it would twist occasionally causeing me to look for a more solid solution. Now I can keep the tripod head flat and easily place the camera into position and lock it down. Might not be for everybody, but it works for me. Win, win!

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    Re: Toyo field 810m

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustyman View Post
    ...I'll add this: I also have a Deardorff V8 and an 8x10 Gandolfi Precision. They're also fantastic cameras and quite beautiful. But I'd always opt for the Toyo when shooting important projects in the field, hands down. Faster, smoother, sturdier.
    Amen.

    I also have a Canham wooden 8x10 and a like new black Calumet C1 8x10 and like you I always opt for my Tan Toyo 810M for important shots as you stated - because it is quick, solid and exhibits silky smooth focusing. When you lock it down for a shot it stays put. The counter is that I can take the Toyo down with the same expediency as the front end setting up. I dearly love my Canham 8x10 and 8x20 woodies but they are 3-4X more cumbersome setting up and taking down relative to the Toyo. Sometimes on the trail or option for ULF you deal with the extra time but when you have a choice, the Toyo is my lead dog.

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    Re: Toyo field 810m

    As previously mentioned, of all the 8x10 field cameras used over the decades, the Toyo 810M is excellent. Very stable, precision, stable and simply nice to use.


    Bernice


    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Kadillak View Post
    Amen.

    I also have a Canham wooden 8x10 and a like new black Calumet C1 8x10 and like you I always opt for my Tan Toyo 810M for important shots as you stated - because it is quick, solid and exhibits silky smooth focusing. When you lock it down for a shot it stays put. The counter is that I can take the Toyo down with the same expediency as the front end setting up. I dearly love my Canham 8x10 and 8x20 woodies but they are 3-4X more cumbersome setting up and taking down relative to the Toyo. Sometimes on the trail or option for ULF you deal with the extra time but when you have a choice, the Toyo is my lead dog.

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