Thanks for the feedback Don.
You are saying this to make me feel better now that the PS945 has been discontinued, right? (It will cover half-plate in any case)....
Well that too! BTW, the story on Cooke lenses: there will not be any manufacture of either the PS945 or the XVa going on for the next twelve months - they have just landed a large job which is going to tax their small resources. It is their intention to manufacture LF lenses again... Obviously that could change, but that is the update I have.
I think I'll work a 12" English brass lantern lens into a shutter instead
Shooting heads from 5 feet would be a real challenge!
That means their XVa series will be on hold as well. Who knows by next year whether it will be out again or not.
Maybe I'll just settle back into using all these ancient optics that have been seeing dust and give up-dating the modern..
Oh yeah. I loved Oren's recent article. Maybe Mike Johnston would allow it to be reprinted on Tuan's site, if Oren is interested.
And thanks for your kind words! Per Mike's enlightened blog-contributor policy, I retain the copyright on that piece. In fairness to Mike, I'd like to let him have it as exclusive content for a little while, but after that I'd be happy to have it posted on the LF Info site if people would find it useful.