I've been shooting MF for a few years and would like to move up to LF. My budget for a field camera would be under $1500, but of course cheaper is better. At one time I had a crown graphic with a sticky shutter housing a 127mm Ektar, so it saw limited use.
I'm trying to find a camera that I can use for urban landscapes, in downtown situations. I shoot a lot of abstracts and get my inspiration from Aaron Siskind. I've tried to find information on his view camera and lens choice to no avail. I'm thinking maybe a 210mm or 300mm, but I'm not sure what would be best to use in the alley's and streets where I tend to shoot. I also need something that is quick to set up because I want to be somewhat mobile.
Reading the forums some of the cameras I'm considering are the Wista SP, Linhof Technika, Toyo 45, or Toho. I would appreciate any opinions or recommmendations.