I've been thinking about making a small LF camera probably in a 4x5 size. What do you do for a simple lens? Don't really know anything about LF and haven't really looked into it very much. Can you use an enlarger lens? Or, is there something else you folks would recommend as a good starting lens?
as long as you don't need a shutter ..
lenses harvested off of folding cameras
and old box cameras sometimes have shutters attached,
and are cheap !