I too hope to have this figured out when I go there. I hope I don't have to take two cameras with me just to able to use a tripod and larger format sometimes. I wanted to go before now but it will be a year before I can go, it's the economy. I had my 645 in Paris and every time I used it I wished I was using a larger format and on a tripod. There just wasn't the chance to use a tripod there. Maybe a 4x5 Graphic type?

Curt