I've spent a lot of time shooting technical cameras for product, still life and some portraiture. Ocassionally I try my hand at landscapes, but they're really not my thing.
Anywho, I have a book project coming up that I was first anticipating shooting with Medium Format Digital, however, I'm not sure I want that look (I prefer the look of 6x7 and larger, and the smaller sensor doesn't give that sense of dimensionality, at least to me). This has lead me to thinking about shooting it on film, either 6x7 or 4x5.
While I've shot a number of large format portraits, they were all traditional portraits, framed fairly tight. For these shots I will be shooting them much more wide as we will be building sets and using multiple models (think cinema still). My biggest concerns are lens selection and being able to carry my DOF enough (which also encompasses lighting issues). In conjunction with the book there will be two gallery shows and the curator wants the prints to be printed BIG. I routinely print 20x25 but they want stuff measuring in feet not inches (as big as six feet on the long end). This is what's leading me to consider large format film. The chromes will be drum scanned so that they can be retouched and will be printed as Digital C prints and face mounted to plexi.
I started looking at some "wide" rangefinder type cameras (for example the Cambo Wide DS and the Fotoman) but honestly I know nothing about them and after a few google searches, still feel like I'm walking in the dark. Any information, resources or advice would be extremely welcome.