Quote Originally Posted by mgb74 View Post
One last point. Monorail 4x5s are out of vogue and can be very cheap. IF that works for you, consider that as an alternative.
This is a good point, maybe pick up a 4X5 Monorail for around $100 until you learn how to use it and also may give you a better idea of what you want to buy

I posted a WTB ad in the classifieds asking for a "cheap 4X5 monorail" as I wanted a camera for home use with more bellows draw than my Toyo has. I had 3 or 4 nice APUG members offer me cameras at or below my $100 price point. I ended up getting a 1920s Gundlach, a wooden flatbed camera that I am currently restoring (hobby of mine) that will also be used when I am done but several people had nice Calumet and Cambo monorails for about $100 I am sure they would sell to you.

Just an idea, good luck!