Thanks for all the comments guys, it seems like I have made the right decision, I think they were also selling an 8x10 with a 6x9 roll film back on it, but I wanted to go with a 'small' large format as 5x4 film isn't that much compared to an 8x10 or larger size. Like I said I may get another large format camera - of the view camera sort, which might be an 8x10 to be taken out on special occasions etc but I wanted to start with something a bit more basic, and it seems that having an inbuilt shutter is rather useful, I could in theory make my own barrel lenses as well. What is pretty cool is that it comes with a lens (which also has a shutter) so I can have either which is good I've just seen the same lens being sold on its own for £150, so i'm happy that the camera isn't 'just' 2 standards with some bellows inbetween lol :P
I watched a video on youtube that showed a speed graphics with a very old barrel lens showing all the key features, which got me hooked
I currently have a gap in my collection for a 35mm folder as I now seem to have a MF folder - a Bessa, and a LF folder - the Speed graphics
Edit - here is the video that got me hooked! I've just realised how small the camera is compared to the negative watching this video again, quite a robust and compact design.
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