I'm interested in a 4x5 field camera to take Nature shots along with my 35. How ever, I don't want to mess around with the 4x5 film because of the film holders, cost of film, etc. I plan on getting 6x9 and 6x12 rollbacks for normal to pano ramic shots with 120/220 film. The cost of 120/220 film plus processing would a llow me to bracket shots by +/- 1/2 stop which I do quite often with my 35mm. I want to take normal to wide angle views.
(1) For normal views on a 6 x 9 format, I'm thinking of using a f135/5.6 Rodenst ock APO Sironar S which has an angle of coverage at F22 of 75deg., and an Image Circle of 208mm at f22. My question is what equalvalent 35mm lens would this co rrespond to? Would a Nikkor W f105/5.6 be better? This lens has a image circle of 155mm at f22.
(2) What would be a good wide angle lens (modern and multi-coated) for the 6 x 12 panoramic shots? 65, 75, 90??
(3) Is the Horseman 45FA a good deal? I like the fact thats its light, metal, a nd folds up into a small package(6.8" x 6.5" x 3.8"). I can't imagine ever goin g above 210 mm since then I would probably be using a 300 to 600 telephoto on m y 35. Does this camera have enough movements for Nature landscapes? I'm not in terested in studio stuff? I realy just what BIG negatives. I figure that an 8 x 12 Ilfochrome print from a 35mm slide would be equal to a 20 x 30 Ilfochrome p rint from a 6 x 9. Also, the 6 x 12 chrome should be great for panoramic even i f I have to crop the vertical to get a 1 --> 3 ratio in vertical to horizontal.
I welcome any comments out there.