Quote Originally Posted by Old Fart View Post
Oh, and one thing I learnt from DIY cameras . . . weight should be considered "before" you build. I once found myself with one of those 8x10's between a herd of longhorn cattle and their watering hole. They were very thirsty. And that camera weighed way too much.
Haha, I have been charged by a herd of cattle as well!

I just finished reading the build-along on Rayment Kirby and that project sound perfectly feasable for my abilities.

Now, I am thinking of something in the 5x7 size range, maybe smaller like a quarter sheet. What would be a good lens for general landscape or urban landscape. Basically, I need a bit of hand holding to find the starting bits of kit to build a camera around.

Appreciate all the info thus far!