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A versatile 4 x 5" large format camera, the Toyo-View 45CX is a monorail view camera with extensive modularity and compatibility with optional accessories. In its base configuration here, the camera is supplied with a standard 18"-long, 39mm-diameter monorail and tapered bellows to support working with a variety of different focal length lenses. A full system of camera movements is also afforded, including central, on-axis tilts to minimize the need to re-compose or focus after applying perspective corrections. A micro fine geared drive is used for precise focusing control on either the front or rear standard and large control knobs with independent locks offer intuitive movement controls. The rear standard integrates a dual-axis spirit level for assured compositional accuracy and a reversible Graflok-style camera back can quickly be configured for shooting in horizontal or vertical orientations. Additionally, as an ideal entry-level model, the 45CX is constructed from alloy and polycarbonate to realize a lightweight profile for shooting on location or in the studio.
Both the front and rear standards offer a full-range of movements:
Tilt: +/- 45°
Swing: +/- 30°
Rise: 3.1" / 80mm
Front shift: +/- 1.2" / 30mm
Rear shift: +/- 1.8" / 45mm
Focusing: 3.1" / 80mm minimum extension with flat lens board, up to 17.5" / 445mm maximum extension
A one-piece 18"-long, 39mm-diameter monorail incorporates an alignment guide and permits fine-tuned geared focusing with both the front and rear standards.
Included standard tapered bellows permits working with a variety of normal to long focal lengths.
Central, on-axis tilts eliminate the need to re-compose or re-focus after applying front or rear tilt movements.
Graflok-style back accepts all 4 x 5" sheet film holders, as well as Kodak Readyload, Polaroid 4 x 5", roll film holders, and digital back interfaces with a Graflok-style fitting.
The camera back is reversible, allowing you to remove the back and re-orient it on the camera for changing between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations, as well as the ability to determine the direction in which film holders are inserted.
A dual-axis spirit level is incorporated onto the rear standard to help maintain consistent, level horizons and plumb verticals.
Large control knobs with integrated independent locks for greater precision when applying movements.
Tripod mounting block incorporates both 1/4" and 3/8" mounting sockets.
Lens board and groundglass included.
Alloy and polycarbonate construction weighs 7.9 lb.
As part of Toyo-View's modular system, the monorail is interchangeable with additional optional rails for working with various focal length lenses. The bellows is also interchangeable with a wide-angle bag bellows for working with focal lengths down to 90mm.
In the Box
Toyo-View 45CX 4 x 5" View Camera
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
4 x 5" monorail view camera designed for film or digital use
18" / 45.7 cm (1.5" / 39 mm-diameter)
3.1-17.5" / 80-445 mm (with flat lens board; minimum extension of 2.75" / 67.5 mm is possible with an optional 12.5 mm recessed lens board)
Micro fine geared focus on front and rear standards