Yeah, having a laser cutter makes the job so much less tedious!
I really like the 4x5 field camera on the Kirby site, but he doesn't mention what the bellows dimensions are or where he got them. I'm thinking for my first, it might be best to get an off the shelf product to keep things simple. I'm currently looking at the Rodenstock Ysarex 127mm lenses, I am wondering if I can put enough travel in the Kirby design to use it. I saw a bunch of these lenses for sale for cheap, but not many 150mm lenses under $100. The cheaper to start with, the better. Seems the Rodenstock lens covers 4x5 just fine, anything I should be aware of or reasons I should avoid these lenses?