Quote Originally Posted by frobozz View Post
Maybe this is a really stupid question, but can't you just rotate the camera? I get why you'd want a rotating back on 4x5 or larger view camera... but for normally handheld or small-tripod-held cameras like 35mm and MF, seems like it's just as easy to turn the camera whichever way you want to frame your picture.

The reason you want a rotating back on the RB is for the Waist Level Finder, or ground glass, that most people use. Its a royal pain to use the finder sideways. You can get a prism, but then it weighs a TON, and still not ergonomic. The camera needs to be, and was indented to be, used vertically. I would just pony up for an RB kit. its a great camera.