I've been pondering this for a few weeks now. I know of someone locally who is selling a C-1(black aluminum version) for a good price($350), however, since I already own a KMV, I'm kind of waffling....
Any pro's, cons of each? I'm starting to use longer lenses more and more, so the added 4-5" of bellows on the C1 could be useful down the road. My KMV tops out at around 30". I might get a 35" RDA or something like that when finances allow it. 8x10 film needs long lenses!
I have a sturdy series-5 gitzo aluminum "mother of a tripod" with a big Gitzo pan/tilt head, so having a good tripod and head isn't a worry.
What I DO remember about having played around with a C1 before was that the focusing was silky smooth, not so loose as on the KMV. Not that the KMV is bad, but I like strong tools, and sometimes the KMV isn't all there. I didn't get that "feeling" with the C1, it felt like a rock! And with the cost of 8x10 film, I don't want to waste any of it due to focus slop .
thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated