I wrote: 'As she's an archeologist she might like the panorama head as a stocking filler. Not just any panoramic head: it centres the front nodal point of the lens over the axis of rotation.'
It should centre the entrance pupil, not the front nodal point, over the axis of rotation. I've just thought this through and realised that I was spreading erroneous information. Apologies.
Since you love your wife soo much, get her a Rolleiflex. You won;t regret it, even if she doesn;t like it ;)
I´d have to...
...echo the praise for the Mamiya tlr´s.
They´re very simple(although you WILL need a handheld lightmeter),Iknow of 7 lenses(so they´re versatile).
When I printed my first photo from my C33,I was VERY impressed with the image quality-especially after years of using 35mm exclusively.