Well guys- I'm at a crossroads here, and I need your help. I can't lug my Graphicview monorail around any more. I just need something lighter, but I NEED my movements- *read- nutcase doesn't think he's really shooting LF unless the camera is twisted up like a pretzel*- buget is limited (under $1000)...

So, this led me to the Shen Hao HZX 4X5-IIA from Badger Graphic. It seems to have very extensive movements, yet be fairly light and compact. it also supposedly comes with a "case" I don't know what that looks like...

Long story short, the camera and a gitzo 3-way head that Jeff recommended are to be purchased- or something else based on your feedback- I trust this forum implicitly, I've never been steered wrong yet!

Anyone have this camera? Thoughts on rigidity - build quality - movements - precision - focusing - (go for the Beattie?) ?????

Is there something else I should be looking at- feedback would be appreciated, this is a very important purchase for me...

Thanks guys!!!