I'm new to LF photography but I went and purchased a used Omega view 450 Toyo view 4x5 LF camera with a Rodenstock Sironar-N Copal f5.6 150mm Lens (T~500 shutter speed; f5.6~64). I am looking for some help on using it. I briefly used a 4x5 many years ago in a classroom setting but not since. I would really like to get started with a polaroid system for this but am not sure what I need to do at this point to get this set up. How interchangable are the parts for 4x5 systems? I am currently a Canon 35mm Dslr shooter so I need help. Also I do not have a shutter release for this, do I need to buy one specific to the lens or are these pretty interchangeable? Is this system a pretty decent one for a beginer?
Are there some good books that can me? I know I'm at a very basic level but I hope someone from this group would be willing to spend some time helping out.