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Toyo 45AX Field Camera

The new Toyo Field 45AX offers a reversible 4 x 5 Graflock back, all metal construction, full featured movements, and portable, light weight, yet rugged design.For bright viewing, ease of composition, and accurate focusing, the 45AX reversible back comes equipped with Toyo's own acid-etched ground glass. It reveals translucent centimeter grid lines and discreet reference markings for 6x7cm and 6x9cm roll film formats. This permits critical composition and freedom from distracting black lines common on most 4x5 screens. The grids and markings even simplify composition with creative 6x12cm panoramic format. The 45AX reversible back also includes a precision factory-installed Toyo Super-Brite Fresnel Lens in front of the ground glass. This enables even illumination and consistent precision focusing. This combination also allows full corner-to-corner viewing, unlike most other camera screens that cut out the corners of the picture area.The 45AX offers creative image control ideal for field use, as well as many studio applications. The front standard offers rise, swing, tilt and shift. The rear offers tilt and swing. With these controls, correction of distortion, adjustment of depth of field, and manipulation of selective focus are all possible. Focus control is micro fine geared with large rubber covered knobs. Shift, rise, tilt and swing movements with teflon coated parts deliver smooth operation and durability under all outdoor conditions.The 45AX's double extension bed and track are polymer coated for smooth, precise action and long-life, regardless of shooting conditions. The micro-fine rack and pinion focusing front bed provides smooth focusing, even with a heavy lens. The rear extension rides on two rails that can be easily adjusted to maintain a stable position for use with telephotos or long extensions. Control knobs are all-metal with rubber covering for easy grip, with or without gloves. The camera's full 321mm extension allows use of 150mm lenses for 1:1 life size macro work, or wide angle lenses for greater than 2x life size. A standard 210mm lens can be focused to 2.0 feet (1/2x life size) for exceptional portraits and close-ups. Even a telephoto design 360mm can be focused to under ten feet for complete versatility in landscape work.Also featured is a versatile tapered normal/wide angle bellows, drop bed and double extension construction for use with lenses from 47mm superwide to 360mm telephoto, and optional extension backs for macro and longer lenses.Compact Folding DesignRugged, precision all-metal alloy construction4x5 Reversible Graflock Back Rack and pinion, geared, fine-focus front bedRigid double extension bed for stable mounting of long lensesDrop bed capability with 90° and 15° positive stops for use of lenses to 45mm321mm extension allows focusing of 300mm or 360mmT lensBuilt-in accessory shoeIncludes one pair of adjustable infinity stopsIncludes interchangeable 1/4" and 3/8" tripod socketsAccepts many Toyo 4x5 system accessoriesVertical/Horizontal Graflock BackAcid Etched Grid Ground Glass w/6x7&6x9cm markingsSuper Brite Fresnel Lens1/4” and 3/8” Interchangeable Tripod Sockets#0 45A 110mm Flat Lens BoardAccessory Shoe on Body
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