My new (to me) Graphic View camera has cleaned up nicely. It came in it's original "vulcanite" hard case, where it hangs upside down from the monorail. The vulcanite case is the only thing ugly about the whole kit. I don't think that case was very attractive when new -- and this one has seen better days. It's a grungy mess, and it makes my aluminum road cases and Pelican cases look like fine furniture!
So what's the best option for replacing the old case? Here's what I've seen so far:
F.64's FC 4x5 Monorail Camera case -- seems reasonable, the price is OK (under two hundred from B&H), but I haven't seen any reviews or comments about the case. I can't find it at local dealers, so I'd be ordering it sight-unseen. I'd like to hear from someone with experience first.
Convert a tool chest -- this is the cheapest option, someone suggested modifying one of the large plastic tool chests to allow the monorail to hang inside. Sounds like a project with a reaonable chance of success, given enough measuring and forethought.
Am I missing any other options? Packing it into a backpack, seperated from the monorail, isn't really an option. I don't want to have to disassemble the camera further -- and I don't think it breaks down much further anyway.
Any and all suggestions welcome.