A crown graphic springs to mind as a better option for basically the same money. A touch heavier perhaps but just as usable hand-held, and FAR more versatile and better built. not to mention options like a graflok back, interchangeable lenses, movements, etc.

Other good candidates (granted more expensive) for small/light/handheld 4x5: Globuscope, Chamonix Saber, Speed graphic, SUper Graphic, Graphic RB (SuperD), any of the various Polaroid conversions, etc.

-Ed

Quote Originally Posted by moose10101 View Post
Ed, what are the other options? I've been thinking about trying 4x5 but want to keep it simple in the beginning, and this camera or a similar alternative would be just about perfect (if I can score a lens).