Be on the look out – theft of large format camera and lenses from Shellharbour, NSW

A Toyo 45CF camera

Toyo 45CF camera (not Peter’s)

We’ve had some bad news reported on the forum. A Toyo 45CF with a number of lenses had been stolen from Peter de Graaff.

He says:

I am absolutely devastated. My loved Toyo 45CF and numerous lenses were stolen from my car near Shellharbour, NSW. In the last 12 months I was diagnosed with cancer twice, had four major operations and have been hospitalised six times. Photography is both a passion and therapeutic for me. On Friday we had been to photograph wildflowers, and late this Sunday afternoon we were leaving to visit Barren Grounds to photograph more when the theft was discovered.

Toyo-View 45CF

Nikkor-SW 90mm f/8
Nikkor-W 135mm f/5.6 SN 724154
Schneider G-Claron 150mm f/9
Nikkor-W 180mm f/5.6
Nikkor-M 200mm f/8
Nikkor-M 300mm f/9
Tele-Komura 7/500mm

If you become aware of any of these items being sold in Australia can you please let me know by email to [email protected]

Please, please be on the look out for this equipment – if you see anything similar for sale on the usual outlets – eBay, Gumtree etc. please get in touch with Peter. Please note the image is not Peter’s camera but the same model so you know what to look out for!