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Old 01-12-2011   #1
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Periodicaly I come across 8X10 and 10X12 Toyon view cameras. Is there any one still using them and how good are they lens wise? They look like a hassle to carry and setup but I would guess the negatives would be fabulous if the lens are good.
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I think the cameras are Toyo's . N and D designations have to do with the features and level of the camera. The D being the bottom.

Horseman and Sinar and later Calumet models have Yaw Free Swings and tilts, so they are an improvement. However, the big thing on a view camera is the lens. The other things to look for involve can you change the bellows for using wide angles lenses, can you add sections for close up work, can you rotate the back and what accessories are available.


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