So, I am in the market, and playing with the idea of purchasing a 5x7 (with reducing back to 4x5) Deardorff. I am going to be doing traveling in my life, and want this camera to last me. I would take care of it, and do whatever needed to be done to ensure things do not go wrong with it, but I am concerned with the wood.
I understand they use Mahogany wood, which does not swell or shrink much but I am wondering about when a Deardorff is finished, what issues (if any) can I expect with high humidity situations for long periods of time (say 2 months in a jungle or coastal environment)?
Also on the flip side of that what issues can be expected with a low humidity environment such as (a desert, or very cold place)?
warping? splitting? swelling?
Any input will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.