I am an amateur photographer who has been shooting in 35mm camera for the last 6 years. I want to shift to large format camera. Being a newbie to large format, I am eager to know and find out what is the best camera to start off.
Also I am based out of Bangalore, India. Are there any places in India where i can get these cameras ?
Cost being a big priority which is the best way to go about in large format cameras ? Buy or build ?
How good or reliable would a large format camera be if it were built ?
What is a good starting lens (balance between quality and value)
Are large format negatives and slides available in India ?
Do labs in India process the large format films ?
Too many questions and the net has very few answers. Appears asif no Indian manufacturer exists for large format cameras.
Would really appreciate if someone can help me with the specifics.