Studying Fine Art at rmit here in melbourne, majoring in photography. I shoot 35mm and MF hoping to take the plunge into LF soon. The sheer amount of equipment and information out there has left me a little confused, hoping the forum can help me out. Amazing resource you've created here. Props to the community.
I'd like to do contact prints, and then hopefully platinum printing, So I'm looking at getting an 8x10. I'd also like do some enlargements, but the largest enlarger I have access is 4x5, so a reducing back seems like the best option.
I shoot mainly landscape and figure, so something "back packable" is a must. I'm young and silly though so as long as one person can handle I'm not too fussed on weight and baulk.
I dont think I need excessive movements, but something capable of all would be nice.
Up and running budget of $1500 (AUS/US)
So what are some good options? Kodak master view or D2, wista, Century Universal, Tachihara 8x10, B&J, Calumet cadet, Omega, Zone VI???