Toyo 45cf, Century full plate, 5x7 holders and 4x5 Variable Viewfinder
The Toyo-Field 45CF is a Linhof /Crown Graphic clone folding field camera in an ultra lightweight housing. Utilizing lightweight Polycarbonate/carbon-fiber material, the 45CF is up to 40% lighter than equivalent metal field cameras without compromise in stability (less than 3.5 lbs.). 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. I bought it thinking that I could shoot 4x5 handheld. Unfortunately, this was not for me, given the worsening arthritis in my hands.. Handheld will be confined to 120 format and 4x5 and up will be on a tripod. I used it about a dozen times in all. A visit to the following site will give you all the info, and more, that you may want about the camera.
It comes with three 110mm lens boards, two bored for Copal 0 and the third for a Copal 1.
$500 plus shipping from Canada. Payment through PayPal and a % for APUG. The 4x5 variable viewfinder is separate. Tripod not included.
Variable view finder for 4x5.
The finder can be used with lenses from 90mm to 210mm. Since I’m selling the Toyo, I won’t be needing the finder. I used it twice. $70.00 plus shipping from Canada. $50.00 if you also buy the Toyo. It’s perfect if you want to use the Toyo handheld. The image is large and very bright.
CENTURY 6½ x 8½ full plate field camera.
This camera dates back to the beginning of the 1900’s, a beautiful piece of wood and brass that is still very functional, since film (6.5”x8.5”, from Ilford) is still available in that format. I adapted a full plate 6.5x8.6 back for my 8x10 Deardorff and still shoot film in that format. Nice size for contact printing on 8x10 paper. Despite their age, the bellows are light tight, and the body is in good shape despite being over 100 years old. The main body has a hinged drop bed rail in the front which gives you 14½ inches of bellows extension; the addition of the 12 inch back rail gives you 26½ inches total from front to back. The bellows can be extended about 22-24 inches. In terms of movements, it has front rise and fall (2½ inches), rear tilt and rear swing. As can be seen in the pictures, there are small pieces of wood that came off on the sides just above the horizontal slot on the main body. This does not in any way hamper the movement of the front and back standards. The standards ride on geared rails and they ride very smoothly. The lens board is bored for 42mm. Just a word of caution regarding film holders. The Century takes film holders that are 7½ inches wide. Other full plate cameras take film holders that are either slightly narrower or slightly wider, so make sure you buy the right size.
$250 plus shipping from Canada. Payment through PayPal and a % for APUG. Tripod not included.
5x7 Lisco film holders
2 sets of 5 (5x7) LISCO film holders. The holders are in good working shape, the retaining pins for the darkslides are all there. As you can see, some black paint has come off the wood.
Each set of 5 holders is $35 plus shipping.
If you take both sets (10 holders), $60 plus shipping
Regarding shipping, send me a PM with your address, or zip code, or postal code, and I’ll get you the shipping cost from Montréal, QC, Canada. I send through Canada Post., unless the buyer has a different shipping preference. To Canada and USA, the cheapest will be Expedited Post, surface post but with tracking and signature.
If anybody wants more pictures, drop me a PM.
% is going to APUG.
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I'd like to purchase the 5x7 film holders, please. All 10. I'm sending PM now.
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PM sent on the Variable view finder for 4x5.
Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson
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Originally Posted by Buje
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The 4x5 Variable view finder has been sold. Thanks
Originally Posted by bkarasek
PM sent on Century full plate
RE: Century full plate
Due to the size of the lens I intended to mount to this camera, and the lensboard size. They just weren't compatible for me.
This is a great camera, in awesome condition, a real good value.
Won't last long...
i am interested in buying the Toyo-Field 45CF if that is still available?