For a few years now I've been agonizing over a LF monorail (I started out way back with a monorail, recently went to a field folder, now want to go back to a monorail). I had an APUG thread going a while back on this. Anyhow. People always say to buy used, but frankly I don't really see a lot of good used gear around the web, and who knows what you're buying etc. I keep flopping between Sinar (my first camera was a Sinar), Linhof (TK45s or Kardan), Arca F-line, and Toyo VX125. I haven't had an opportunity to even see any of these cameras "live". I've asked some of my favourite working photographers who use (or have used) these cameras for opinions etc., but there's still nothing quite like seeing something for yourself. Suppose you want to buy one of these things. The prices of accessories are frankly insane. For example it is nearly $1,000 for a Linhof wide angle belows. Are you serious? WTF? Anyone look at the price of a lens board from one of these companies? A compendium shade maybe? Jebus H. it's ridiculous. And availability? Where the hell can you get a Toyo VX besides B&H with a 6 month wait, no exchanges etc.? Can you even buy a Sinar P2? And could the websites be any less clear? There are cryptic indications on Sinar's site the F2 might still be available. But I'm pretty sure it is not. Anyhow if anyone out there is in the same boat give me a shout.