I have just purchased my first large format (posted a message earlier) about how to get film from the camera to the lab. I've just got back from using it for t he first time and managed to do something I hope not to repeat in a hurry. I'm using a Toyo 45CX and removed the plastic covers from each end of the monorail s o that I can slide the camera on and off more quickly (the Toyo has annoying lit tle clips to hold the plastic ends in place which are an annoyance). Anyway, I' m all set up with my head under the cloth. On removing my head of course I hit the end of the rail causing a nice two inch cut on the top of my forehead. Any similar stories from other people ?
With regards to carrying the Toyo CX, I was unsure what I was going to do and th ought I would have to buy a new pack once I had bought it. However, it fits per fectly in the Tamrac 767 backpack I already have with room for 8 film holders, l oupe, meter etc. There may just be room for a second mounted lens but I'm not s ure since I only have one lens at present.