Beginner 8x10 Field Camera?
I've been lusting after an 8x10 setup for quite some time now, and for all the research I've done, I still cannot for the life of me decide which camera is best. So now I turn to you for some opinions.
- Field Camera
- Perferably Metal
- Good Portrait Lens Available
- Good Tilt/Swing Capabilities
My list of requirements isn't very long. I shoot any number of things, so I need my camera to be good (or at least acceptable) for anything I can throw at it. I like the idea of metal because it doesn't warp as easily as wood. It needs to have a good portrait lens, as I shoot a lot of portraiture. I love shallow depth of field, so tilt/swing is a must. Finally, I'd prefer it be $2000 or under. Please do not suggest a monorail camera. I need the portability of a field camera.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated. (If you could suggest a tripod to go along with the camera, that'd be great too!)