Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller
Portability perhaps?
A full on rail camera is a beast.. but many 4x5 field cameras are comparable in weight to the larger MF kits. I honestly think my large format kit isn't much heavier than my friends 'blad kit.

It really depends on your frame of mind. I can go out with one lens, a couple filters, and four film holders and have a good day. Set up like that I'm not any heavier than most people's 35mm rigs.