I have recently acquired a toyo 45 cf camera with lenses and holders, I was using a medium format before, but I wanted to try large format for a while. I'm already reading steve simmons' book. I also need a new tripod for this setup, but I'm a bit confused about that. I have searched the forum but it could be vast for a novice user, its just expansive!
I first looked for a gitzo systematic gt 3330ls http://www.gitzo.com/cms/cache/off/h...ods/systematic
with a systematic qr head
Do you think that would be excessive for this camera, it is merely 1.55 kgs (3.42 lbs), and the heaviest lens I have is a 300 mm rodenstock geronar. The carry weight of the tripod is 18 kgs, but nonetheless I guess I can use that tripod if I change the camera in the future for a heavier one. The cost of that setup is 640 euros (in Turkey).
Gitzo and manfrotto tripods are sold here, and I always have the 'bay' option. By the way is it possible to mount a PhotoClam PC-44NS to this tripod? And would you recommend it?