I am using my Hasselblad ofr everything from cityscapes to landscapes, but ever so often the "large format bug" bites me and I wish to move up to 4x5. I enjoy l arge prints (20x24 max) and having a larger negative would improve those prints, I am sure. So I borrowed a Toyo FA and tried it for a weekend and found I didn' t like to work with it. I didn't have too many problems with the technique or th e film inserts, nor did I mind the slower speed. Instead I found I couldn't get used to the "working style". With my Hasselblad I like to walk around watch the (tiny) groundclass until interesting and unusual perspectives show up (i.e. visu alization). With my first attempt at large format I found myself walking around without camera, looking for interesting things to photograph (i.e. previsualizat ion) and all too often found that once I had brought the camera over, put it up on a tripod, looked at the groundglass, I didn't like it anymore.
I was wondering if experienced large format users had the same "problem" when th ey started. Especially with lenses that are different from our normal eye-sight (e.g. wide angle lenses) it seems to be difficult to "find shots". Maybe the lea rning curve is just steeper than what I had thought. All comments are appreciate d!!!