Every large format studio photographer will love the precision, extensive movement, and great versatility the Toyo VX125R delivers in the field. Every field camera enthusiast will appreciate the extra movement with wide angle lenses, greater precision, complete range of modular accessories and the ability to use long telephotos - all in a very portable and stable camera.
The VX125R, identical to the deluxe versions, except featuring manual rise control and fixed 125mm basic monorail merges the rock solid stability, full movement capability, geared precision and system compatibility of a modular monorail studio camera...with the compactness, ultra-light weight and total portability of a true 4x5 field camera.
Its robust, unique 39mm diameter monorail telescopes from 250mm down to 125mm (10" to 5") bringing it to a compact 12x9x5", small enough to fit into a briefcase or backpack.
The telescoping VX monorail locks in three positions and also features a handy quick release mounting plate for fast and secure tripod mounting and dismounting in the field. For unlimited extension, all Toyo G/GX monorails, mounting blocks, bellows and intermediate standards can be used with the compact VX125 frames, because the VX125 is part of the Toyo modular system.
The VX125's 360° revolving back can be locked into any position for unrestricted and fast composition, unlike common revolving backs that lock only vertically or horizontally. Its brilliant acid-etched ground glass and built-in Toyo Super-Brite fresnel lens give clear, unrestricted viewing with even corner-to-corner illumination without old-fashioned, black grid lines, disturbing cut corners or fresnel lens frames blocking the full 4x5 area. The graflock-type back accepts Polaroid holders, roll film holders and even 6x12cm panoramic backs. Folding, monocular and reflex focusing hood accessories from the Toyo modular G system readily fit the VX125 back. Unlike wooden cameras, the VX125's all-metal revolving back provides a precise film plane and protects the camera interior from the elements when in the field. It also eliminates the chance of accidentally dropping a reversible back when shifting from vertical to horizontal.
The interchangeable VX Ultra-Flex bellows supplied with the VX125 and VX125R will accommodate lenses from superwide 45mm to 400mm telephoto. It uses a urethane Ultra-Flex material, providing complete flexibility needed for full movement with wide angle lenses. Optional bellows and monorails will allow use of any focal length lens or any magnification.