Getting started with large format photography

I’ve been using film cameras for a while now after going from film to digital and then back fully to film sometime in 2009. One of the great things of film cameras in the last 10 years has been the abundance and low cost, allowing anyone to buy the top professional systems for a fraction of price, think of anything between 1% to 30% of new prices.

As such I bought and sold countless cameras in 135 and 120 formats but that is all the easy stuff. The one that always eluded was sheet film. 4x5, 5x7, 8x10 and all that. The reason? Cost and complexity. Cost…