Toyo 4x5 view camera

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by smittybonze, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. smittybonze

    smittybonze Member

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    I recently acuired this camera from my father. I mainly shoot digital, however I have heard and seen great things about medium format view cameras. I have never shot one before and not sure where to begin. I have everything that came with the camera and there is a place here in Atlanta thas sells and I believe develops the film. I am looking for pointers on how to get the best out of this camera.
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Get a good book, see what's in yopur local library, Using the View Camera - Steve Simmonds would be a good start. Better still get your father to teach you how to use it.

    Welcome to APUG BTW.

    Ian
     
  3. Konical

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    Good Afternoon,

    Check the largeformatphotography.info site. There are also numerous threads here on APUG which should be useful.

    Konical
     
  4. edtbjon

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    Just to inform you. There is nothing "medium" about that camera. It's a Large Format Camera. :smile: I.e. you don't have to be modest, but go ahead and post your upcoming questions in the Large Format subforum.

    //Björn
     
  5. JBrunner

    JBrunner Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If you are shooting B&W it is easy to do your own developing, and yes, it is a Large Format Camera. What lens(es) do you have?

    Welcome to APUG!
     
  6. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thread moved from MF to LF.
     
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    Toyo's are my work horses. What model is it? Toyo makes a lot of cameras.
     
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    I have a toyo 45GII that Rocks! My first LF camera was a toyo 45D