v11 deardorff or chamoix 16x20 camera?
i wanted to get some insight from you all
in a few months, i will be moving up to a larger format
right now, i shoot with an 8x10 deardorff.
i plan on going to a v11 11x14 deardorff or 16x20 chamoix view camera (which will also allow me to do 11x14)
i shoot portraits in studio and on location
i wanted to get the pros and cons going either way
if i could get some input, that would appreciated.
right now, the money will be the same for both cameras so that should not be an issue with this
The pros and cons are obvious. It's a question of what you know you want to do. If you want the 16x20 option, then the decision is made. Since you're considering it, you obviously want the 16x20 option. Get what you want. Will it be as good as the deardorff? In some ways it will not be as good. In some ways it will be superior. It all depends on how you use it what what you consider to be important. You cannot find out what you consider important until you start using one or the other. Either one will be lacking in something the other has. You will adapt to either machine in time, don't worrry about it.
I own both makes which I use in my business. In terms of handling both types are excellent. The reason I bought a Chamonix was purely weight. I work landscapes so I have to carry my gear - the Chamonix is literally half the weight so no contest. If I'm working indoors, for example I recently did a job at a local museum, then I take the Deardorff.