I brought up the question of price as well, thinking the lens may simply be overkill if all that coverage wasn't going to get used. But the OP has bought it now, and I doubt he would loose a lot of money as it is a very desirable lens. But it is irresponsible not to mention money when a self confessed beginner in large format is enquiring. Clearly the OP knows what he likes in other formats, but just piling in and suggesting expensive options would just be elitist, especially as there aren't an awful lot of bad LF lenses out there, the more expensive options often just do a bit more than others in ways unrelated to outright resolution and application.