Sounds like a fantastic idea Aggie!
I posted a question to the lf forum asking for suggestions for cameras for long lenses. I like long lenses and know a Tachihara or similar is too small and I don't want to have to bother with a front ext. can/tube and the inherent limitations. Unfort. that's all the affordable ones lol My choice it seems for something affordable <$1k) is the Traditional (like this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...tem=2914298361) Or a Wista field and optional ext rail. So anyway, not sure what I'm going to do. And time is running short if I want to get one, learn to shoot it and develop some film before my Europe trip in April.