I am intereste in reentering the large format world after a 15 year break. Most of my photos will be of buildings/cityscape and the occasional landscape. I would like to keep the camera cost down to invest in some good wide angles so my question is this - How will the older generation of monorails (Arca-swiss B, Karden Super Color, Pre-calumet Cambo, Sinar F or the Alpina) perform for me.
From what I have gathered the old Cambo has a spring back so will be hard to fit with a reflex hood, and both the Arca swiss and Linhof may be hard to get accessoreis for (and expensive when I find them). Do any of them have a weight or durability advantage. I'm assuming the need for a bag bellows when I go below 90.
Finally, would I be better off getting a Shen-hao with a bag bellows and living with the limited movements or buying one of the low end modern Cambo/Calumets or Toyos. Again weignt, ease of use and durability are of primary concerns.
I really appreciate any guidance people might have for me.