I am currently using a Hasselblad Flexbody for architectural and interior work, and I find the movements hopeless. The only 2"x3" monorail camera I can source h ere (New Zealand) is Linhof or Cambo. Deciding to go for Linhof I could get a new TK23 or a shop demo M679 at what see ms a good discount (about US$3000 inc hassel & RZ67 adapters, ground glass back, and case). The TK is light (2.8kg)and compact and marginally cheaper, while the M679 is heavy (3.8kg), and needs a big "systainer" case. The TK movements are e asy to use, but the geared movements of the M679 are a joy, and the whole is roc k solid. Lightness and compactness or weight and solidity?
And what of the future? Is the M679's "digital readiness" all its cut up to be?
My other concern is I want to do 6x9. The TK does it straight away, while I am n ot sure if the M679 Linhof back adapter is available and at what price. With the TK, the Linhof backs are a big investment, while with the M679 I can in the mea ntime use my Hasselblad backs, and buy cheapish 2nd hand Mamiya RZ67 backs. Some one mentioned that the M679 can take Horseman backs - do you mean 6x9, and on wh ich adapter?
Any comments would be very welcome. I certainly need them as this is a substanti al professional investment for me. Thanks very much!