Quote Originally Posted by kbrede View Post
If there are any community colleges in your area, take a look. I know the one in my area has a LF class. Some programs provide cameras for the duration of the class.
Excellent idea!

Start off with a cheap camera with a "normal" focal length lens (135-210mm) and go out and shoot it.

Cambo/Calumet monorails with 210mm lens go for dirt cheap on Craigslist and Ebay. They make great, straight forward cameras to learn on until you decide what you really want.

The later "entry" models are light weight so you may be able to use the tripod that you now use for medium format.