I'm looking forward to constructing a homemade 4X5 view camera and would like to seek some advices regarding lens.
I have never tried a LF before so I'm not sure what the different focal length lens would do.
My particular concern is that if I construct the LF to tilt and shift do I need lens with wider coverage than just 4X5. What would be enough for general use?
In addition, I realized that my budget (approx 50) is way too small to get any of the LF lens commonly found on e*ay.
Is there any cheap lens that I can look out for?
I have seen kodak ektar going cheap but I found that its a press lens that can 'cover 4X5 with little movement.
Can I use this lens on a bellow of a 4X5?
Lastly, if all fails can I use an enlarger lens instead? I have one 80mm componon lying around. I believe I would have to downsize the 4X5 ambition to 120 instead.
Thanks for patiently reading through my post. I know I lack loads of knowledge in this area but I hope to explore through this construction plans.
All suggestions and additional advises are deeply appreciated.
Thanks in advance.