I can't really speak as to which "modern" 4x5 camera would be best for a particular type of shooting, but having gone through a number of 4x5 cameras over the past several years I found one of the biggest obstacles to having an "enjoyable experience" is carrying gear that is too heavy. I wouldn't hesitate to trade up to a camera that weighs less, should you discover your first choice is too painful to carry. My current "modern" 4x5 comes to about 1.7 kg. Then there's the additional weight of a lens, six film holders, a meter, a bulb, a rangefinder in the shoulder bag, and then possibly a tripod in the other hand. That's about my limit when it comes to pain. The Wista SP was at the top of my list, but I eventually wimped out, going with camera that weighed less.