I am looking for information on the new Arca Swiss 4x5 cameras with the 140mm standards/boards.
First off, do you think internal flare will be a problem? Are the movements the same? Is the entire line getting changed over, (Discovery, F Line, and Monolith, in all versions?)
As I am just getting into the Arca system, I am a little wary of buying the "old" 171mm if it will become difficult to find parts in the near future. Conversely, perhaps it is difficult to get boards and bellows now for the "new" 140mm?
I am looking at the F Line Classic and Metric, but want your advice on the compact or regular models. Are the compacts much less stable than the regular? I will be using it in the field and in the studio, so while weight and portability is a concern, rigidity for still lives/long bellows extension is still a factor.
P.S. Got an email from Rod @ Photomark, he said he has F Line Metric 140mm in stock with micrometric orbix installed. So I will post what I hear when I call him tomorrow.