Toyo-View 45 G large format photo camera

Toyo-View 45 G / 45 GII

The Toyo-View 45G, as well as the 57G and 810G, was produced in Japan by Sakai Special Camera Mfg. Co. since 1977. The first 45G model have silver rail, silver rail fixings, silver standards and plastic knobs. The late 45G II model is the same camera as the G but all black and with rubber knobs. This one on pictures is probably one of the last G cameras produced, as it is already all-black but still with plastic knobs and marked Toyo-View G. On the last picture it is shown with custom made rail ends. For large-format photography, this is really a great camera to work with. It has independent locks for all movements including shift and swing and absolutely smooth movements. It is hard to believe that this great design and quality large format camera was first developed only eight years after the Toyo-View D45M.

The Toyo-View 45 G is a heavy-duty, wide-framed, all-metal modular camera system, the 4 x 5˝ large-format camera can be converted to 2-1⁄4 x 3-1⁄4˝, up to 8 x 10˝. Universal and film format related components and accessories are interchangeable, creating a comprehensive system that can grows with your professional needs. The controls, functions, reliability and rigidity are identical on all Toyo-View G cameras of any film format. The Toyo 45G II offers the photographer silky-smooth controls, generous movements and a durable, practical design.

Toyo-View 45G II Pro large-format camera includes non-vignetting 360° revolving back with easy-load bail arm, Toyo acid etched grid ground-glass with 6x7cm and 6x9cm markings, super-brite fresnel lens, quick release mounting block with 1⁄4˝ and 3⁄8˝ tripod sockets, 250mm monorail, 250mm monorail extension, standard bellows, predrilled #0 lensboard and dual-axis spirit level on front and rear.

Toyo-View 45 G / 45 GII features

Heavy duty modular system camera with precise geared control
Convertible to 5 x 7˝ and 8 x 10˝ by adding bellows, rear frame and back
Toyo non-vignetting 360° revolving back with easy-load bail arm
Independent locks on all movements
Extreme 145mm geared rise and 70mm geared shift front and rear
Rack and pinion micro fine focusing on front and rear
Center tilt
Dual axis spirit levels

Toyo-View 45 G / 45 GII specs

TOYO-VIEW 45 G / 45 GII
TiltsFront 80°
Rear 80°
SwingsFront 60°
Rear 60°
Rise and fallFront 145mm (5.7˝)
Rear 145mm (5.7˝)
ShiftFront 70mm (2.8˝)
Rear 70mm (2.8˝)
Camera backInternational Standard 4 x 5˝ Revolving Back
Focusing screen4 x 5˝ Fresnel Lens
Minimun extension99mm (3.9˝) with standard lensboard
50mm (2˝) with recessed lensboard
Maximun extension485mm (19˝)
Monorail length250 + 250mm (9.8 + 9.8˝)
LensboardToyo 158 x 158mm flat or recessed lensboard
Folded dimensions291 x 330 x 264mm (11 x 13 x 10˝)
Weight5.5Kg (12.1 lbs)
Rear view of the Toyo-View 45 G large format photo camera
Rear view of the Toyo-View 45 G camera
Toyo-View 45 G large format photo camera
Detail of the Toyo-View 45 G camera
Detail of the Toyo-View 45 G large format photo camera
Detail of the Toyo-View 45 G camera
Toyo-View 45 G large format photo camera
Toyo-View 45 G camera
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