Profile: Serious amateur 35mm photographer currently moving to large format. L ove landscapes, some architecture, general - with some backpacking.
Current status: FYI, I recently posted a lens question (thread: Large Format Le nses 35mm Equivalent), asking what moderate wides compared to in 35 Format, hopi ng for a moderate wide angle. After all that contemplation, I decided to go wit h the wider idea and purchased a SS110XL - whew!
Arca Help: My DEFINITIVE soon-to-purchase camera choice is Arca-Swiss 4x5 ("is that your final answer - yes"). Specifically contemplating the "Field" vs. the "Compact" version, . I would love some first hand help as to these issues (than ks in advance, and FYI I have read all the Arca threads on this site):
1. With the 110XL being moderately wide, if I were to choose the regular "F-Cla ssic Compact" version with the 4x5 front, is the standard bellows which comes wi th the "F-Classic Compact" able to handle sufficient movements with that lens? Or would it require the w/a bellows? Some sources say 150-240 for the standard bellows, some say down to 80 (I assume that means with no movements).
2. I am much more likely to choose the "Field" version at this point. I know i t can handle the 110XL perfectly, however, I plan on making my second lens a 180 or 210. Can the w/a leather bellows that comes with the "Field" handle a 210 w ith acceptable movements, or is 180 more a reality? Is this dependent on the be llows limitation, or rather the monorail length? (By the way, can you tell me w hich rail comes with the "Field", the 30cm collapsible, or the 30cm telescoping. Or do you have a choice when purchasing?)
Any additional comments from users of the "F-Classic" and the "F-Field" would be very much appreciated. I'm already aware of the more limited rise with the "Fi eld's" front 6x9 standard, can't imagine that would be too limiting, or?
Thank you very kindly to all. Look forward to joining the bunch very soon...