FS: Toyo 810M/MII camera w/ many upgrades
Ok, this time it's for real; I must sadly let go of this beauty, but hopefully I can get another some day.
This camera was always well-cared for, always in a proper case and stored correctly.
It's been out in the rain, snow and sun, but hey, it's a field camera, and the Toyo was made to endure anything.
This was an 810M when I bought it; I made several modifications to it that essentially turned it into an 810MII; these include:
-new, longer bellows (custom-made, red, from Rudy with new frames)
-rotating front standard
You can read more about it here: http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ource-Fan-Page
The camera is in excellent condition, everything works flawlessly and very smoothly; focusing is the smoothest you're ever likely to encounter, and the whole camera says "Precision".
The cost of such quality is the weight: 15 pounds (6.8 kg), but that's quite manageable with the right case or backpack.
What you get is the strongest, most stable field camera in production.
There are a few minor nicks and scratches on the body, and one knob has more signs of use, but overall, nothing worth mentioning, and function is unaffected.
The stock GG was replaced by a hand-ground GG that is the best I've ever used. Not the brightest, but under a loupe, it's been the most accurate and easiest to focus.
Includes an acrylic GG protector, which I made, and includes Toyo's rapid mount adapter and an FLM QRP-70 plate.
The Toyo back is the best I've ever used: solid, precise and with an excellent bail lever.
The widest lens I've used is a 115mm, but I got part of the bed in the frame in vertical orientation. I now keep a 150mm lens as my widest lens.
Maximum extension is around 860mm, and there's more room for tilts or swings, as the bellows are 950mm long.
MAC Group in upstate NY provides parts and service, and these cameras are still made new, so you'll always be covered in case of any trouble.
For detailed specs, see their page: http://www.toyoview.com/Products/810MII/810MII.html
Most specs are identical, but I get more extension if I remove the two screws in the camera bed.
There are no integrated bubble levels on mine.
I'm also including an 8x10-4x5 reducing back; the frame is in used condition, but the 4x5 back is in very good condition and includes a folding hood and gridded GG.
Photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130796...57656547464738
Everything seen in the photos is included, except the tripod.
Asking $2500.00 USD which includes shipping to CAN/USA.
I ship worldwide, overseas buyers pay $2450.00 plus actual shipping and insurance.
I estimate that the camera, reducing back, box and packing materials will weigh about 10kg (22 lbs); shipping dimensions are 43cm x 43cm x 22cm (17" x 17" x 9").
Shipping is from Ottawa, Canada.
And I can offer the buyer the excellent Lowepro Pro Roller X300 for an additional $250 plus shipping.
The X300 easily holds the camera, up to six lenses, accessories, 3-4 film holders and more: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...r_x300_aw.html
Mine is in excellent condition, some signs of use around the wheels, where you'd expect.
Please ask any questions, and please keep the discussion limited to the sale.
Last edited by Ari; 08-08-2015 at 09:39 AM. Click to view previous post history.