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Details about  Toyo Field 45CF Camera Body, 4x5 Field Camera, Cat. #180-106

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Toyo Field 45CF Camera Body, 4x5 Field Camera, Cat. #180-106
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May 04, 2012 21:37:01 PDT
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Grover Beach, CA, United States


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Toyo-Field 45CF

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ModelField 45CF Body Only

The Toyo-Field 45CF is an impressive mix of large format capabilities and affordability combined in an ultra- lightweight housing. Toyo, the leader in field and rail large format cameras, designed the new 45CF field camera based on classic design elements from proven workhorse cameras, such as the legendary Speed/Crown Graphic and Toyo 45AII and AX series. When every ounce counts, the 45CF is the perfect choice for on-location 4x5 shooting. Utilizing lightweight Polycarbonate/carbon-fiber material, the 45CF is up to 40% lighter than equivalent metal field cameras without compromise in stability. Compact and portable, it can easily be stored in a backpack or camera bag, yet it's tough enough to handle the challenges of field or studio work. The economically priced 45CF is the ideal choice for beginners looking for the image quality and control of large format. It's also an attractive solution for the professional on-the-go, who needs reliable results with the benefits of a lightweight, compact system.

As you would expect, the Toyo-Field 45CF incorporates the necessary camera movements that provide creative control and technical perfection, that only a large format camera can offer. Camera movements include front standard rise and fall, tilt, swing and shifts, along with drop-bed adjustment, offering control of depth-of-field, perspective and distortion. The 45CF includes a versatile tapered bellows, which provides extensive front standard movements while enabling compact bellows compression for portability. A full range of focal length lenses ranging from a 90mm wide angle to a 400mm telephoto, are fully compatible when mounted on a flat lens board with the 45CF. With either the Rodenstock 150 f/6.3 or 210 f/6.8 lenses mounted (lenses not included), the 45CF conveniently folds for travel. A unique lens window shows which lens is mounted without the need to open the camera. Similar to other Toyo field cameras, the 45CF also accepts roll film backs and digital backs via its built-in Graflok slider locks. Other features included are a dual-spirit bubble level, accessory shoe, gridded ground glass and both a 1/4-20 and 3/8" tripod mount.

Movements for Creative Image Control
The 45CF offers creative image control ideal for field use, as well as many studio applications. The front standard offers rise, swing, tilt and shift. With these controls, correction of distortion, adjustment of depth-of-field, and manipulation of selective focus are all possible.

Front Tilt
Tilting the lens stage forward or backward will extend the plane-of-focus far beyond the effects of using small lens aperture. This adjustment allows near and far objects to be in focus at the same time. 

Front Swing
Swinging or rotating the front lens stage left or right will extend the plane-of-focus far beyond the effects of using small lens aperture. This adjustment allows near and far objects to be in focus at the same time. 

Front Rise
Raising or lowering the front lens stage alters the camera lens' point-of-view. This movement effectively raises or lowers the positions of the image relative to the film without tilting the entire camera up or down. This adjust allows for the control of convergence of vertical lines within a scene and maintaining lines parallel in a photograph.

Front Shift
Left and right movements of the front lens stage alters the camera lens' point-of-view. This movement effectively repositions the image left or right relative to the film without moving the entire camera left or right. This adjustment allows for the control of convergence of vertical lines within a scene and maintaining lines parallel in a photograph.

Drop Bed
With a wide-angle lens, it's possible for the camera bed to obstruct the viewing angle of the lens. By dropping the bed of the camera, a clear path is provided for a wide-angle lens.

Macro Extension
For ultra close-up photography, the extended bellows provide macro magnification capabilities without the need for accessory extenders or macro lenses.

- Compact folding design
- Lightweight Polycarbonate / carbon fiber construction
- Stainless Steel, Aluminum die cast hardware
- Vertical/Horizontal reversible back
- Rack and pinion, front bed focus with locking lever
- Drop bed capability
- Calibrated front bed for use w/infinity stops
- Front standard movements all have default markings or detents
- 14" maximum bellows extension
- Built-in accessory shoe
- Includes both 1/4" and 3/8" tripod sockets
- Lens board included
- Accepts many Toyo 4x5 system accessories

Camera Back
- Graflok sliding lock system
- Accepts all 4x5 cut film holders, Kodak ReadyLoad, Polaroid 4x5, and all roll film holders - 6x7cm, 6x9cm, 6x12cm and digital backs that are compatible with Graflok sliding lock system.

Focusing Screen
- Grid ground glass

Lens Board
- 110mm x 110mm TF45A Type all-metal #0 Flat

- Tapered bellows, allows use of lenses from wide angle to telephoto. 


Reversible Vertical / Horizontal BackYES
Front Tilt15° + 15°
Manual Front Rise49mm (28.5 rise, 20.5mm fall)
Manual Front Shift28.5 + 28.5 mm 
Manual Front Swing20°+20° 
Base Tilt front & rear90°+15°
Tapered bellowsYes
Drop bed designdrops 15°
Minimum Bellows Extension 3.16” (80.3mm)
Maximum bellows extension14.04” (356.7mm)
Geared Focus142mm
Longest Lens with maximum bellows draw400mm
Shortest Lens with flat Lens Board90mm
Weight3.42 lbs.
Folded Dimensions7.91(H) x 6.97(W) x 4(D)"


Toyo-Field 45CF USA Cat. #180-106

Camera includes: 
- Vertical/Horizontal Reversible Back 
- Grid Ground Glass 
- Graflok Sliding System 
- 1/4" and 3/8" tripod sockets 
- Flat Lensboard #0 (110mm x 110mm) 
- Accessory shoe on Body 
- Dual Spirit Levels

Condition: Some cosmetic scratches. The bellows have some crinkles, this is common. There are no light leaks. The original ground glass has been replaced with a new, gridded, etched ground glass. This ground glass is slightly smaller than the original, so there are some spacers around the edges of the ground glass to keep it in place. The spacers are not visible and do not decrease the image area. One of the two tension rods that puts pressure on a film back/holder to hold it in place has been replaced with a thinner rod, so it is not as strong. Because of this, there is a small, slight gap between the holder and the camera. This is visible in the last photo. (Note: the film holder depicted is not included)

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