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    Nice! What did you get?

    I am ready to build a system too, way too many requests for huge prints lately to ignore it, easier to control depth of field...
    "I'm the freak that shoots film. God bless the freaks!" ~ Mainecoonmaniac ~

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    Regarding the tripod: That was my first LF tripod too. It is overkill for the field, and very heavy to hike. I made it up about 2/3 of the way up Yosemite Falls trail before declaring "enough!". (The massive head I chose was too much too.)

    But others are right, it is solid as a rock (and as heavy as one). Once it is locked in, assuming a good head, nothing will move.

    If you aren't planning long hikes with LF, don't worry, be happy. If you do plan to hike, your body will tell you when it is ready for a lighter 'pod. In the mean time, follow the advice. Shoot the lens you have, it will take you a long way.

    I started with a 135mm, and only shot it for a couple of years before then adding a 90mm. I think it has been at least 7-8 years now, and I am only just now beginning to consider a longer lens.

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    90mm for architectureand210for longeror portraits
    Regards

    Ralph W. Lambrecht
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