Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rice View Post
I understand that at current prices I should just try both, but setting up my darkroom has gone WAY over budget. I further understand that the Zeiss lenses have that little bit of magic stirred in (I have and use a Contax RTS.) I am also aware that the 'blad has operational 'issues' and that the RB is bigger and heavier So.......

If you were starting from scratch, which system would you buy into?
Have you considered a Bronica GS-1? It's the smallest and lightest of the 6x7cm, plus preserves the 4:5 aspect ratio of your 8x10.