I am trying to learn enough about LF to decide whether to wade in further. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Question 1: Given two LF lenses of the same focal length, what does the designa tion ?macro? mean? Is there a movable internal element? Is less bellows extens ion needed for a macro?
Question 2: I am considering the Horseman FA and the Walker Titan SF. One of t he pictures I want to be able to take is a 1:1 close up of a typical phalaenopsi s orchid -- which is approximately 4.25? wide, 3.6? high and 1.4? deep. Keeping depth of field in mind, but not wanting to distort the image too much with a su per wide-angle lens, what would be a great LF lens for that shot? And would the standard bellows extension on the Horseman (272mm) be adequate for that shot wi th that lens?
Question 3: Love the look and idea (design concept) of the Canham DLC45, but ha ve read too many posts about the rear standard moving when it needs to stay put. Any experience? Other camera suggestions?