"Itching to get into Large Format" - I think there's a cream for that now....


Really, get a Crown Graphic and some decent lenses...probably a 210mm and a 90mm (wide and someone normal) and start shooting. I outfitted my system for about $450 with a Crown, 90mm Linhof, and 210 Symnar-s with 10 4x5 holders. That's pretty amazing considering the quality of the photographs it can produce. Remember, lenses on 4x5 don't need to be quite as sharp since you are playing with a lot more real estate, so paying the extra dough for some of the higher quality stuff becomes less and less noticeable in the final output.