Newer cheaper Toyo 8x10 ??

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by skopar, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. As many of you know Toyo just launched their new 45CF 4x5 field camera.
    I've wanted a Toyo 810M/MII for some time, but have shied away because of the price.
    I think that with the new materials Toyo can probably produce an 810CF, which would be lighter and less expensive than the current 8x10MII.

    I'm very interested in Toyo producing an 8x10CF, and would snatch one up if the weight and cost issues were reduced.

    Would anyone else like to see them make such a camera?

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    The following is the advertising blurb regarding the 45 CF.

    "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"
  2. Sounds like a good idea. But I'm not sure if there's enough of a market for entry level 8 x 10's to cover the start-up, tooling costs. There's many more folks that shoot 4 x 5 compared to 8 x 10.

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