Hello all, Well, I think I've been beaten by LF. About 2 years ago I sold off my 500cm, 80 c t* and 150mm and got a sinar norma 4x5, 20 toyo backs(was in japan, found em cheap) a nikon 90mm sw, fuji 180w and 240 (both the fujis were the ones that could cover 8x10... with the intention of eventually moving up) Since the changeover, I've gone out and taken photos something like... 3 times? Part of this is due to going through architecture grad school with a wife and 2 year old, but I guess thats part of it. Shooting the hassy was always possible for spur of the moment things, whereas the Sinar, albeit beautiful, just takes a lot more time to get out. Recently have been going through my portfolio and just love looking back at those hassy slides. Originally I wanted to do more N+/- development as well, but I'm leaning towards getting some extra backs and just keeping a standard and a N+2/N-2 back as well. To be honest, I am considering a 5dmk2 w/a 24mm ts-e as well, but I got a pentax k-x(professor's grant money, went to go document a james stirling building in the Leicester shooting around 7000 snaps) and I've been trying to use it but just hate the toe/curve response(sayonara highlights!). Of course I also can't stand staring at my PC anymore than I do as an architect, much rather prefer a darkroom post-processing to Lightroom, so it's not really under consideration. Finally, I figure I should go with something I know works, and that is the hassy. I'm leaning towards the following setup: 501CM (chrome this time hah!) 60mm CB 100mm CF 180mm CF Flexbody 3~4 backs I picked these 3 lenses as they're the least prone to distortion What I'm most concerned about is the 100 I'm considering vs the 80... it's a slight change from what I had/loved, but read its a bit better when it comes to barrel distortion (not that the 80 had much, but can remember a few times where I removed some in photoshop, and I'd prefer to stay 100% analog from here on out)... The AOV I think is not too different, and I'm hoping the 60 will alleviate this when I *need* something wider. However, I really loved the 80, will the 100 be too much of a change? The last thing leading me in this direction is the larger amounts of shift these will give me vs the 50/80/150. One thing I remember hearing is to use the longest lens possible in any given situation, and I think that the greater shift capability (even if its only through less vignetting) + sharpness of the 60/100/180 is another thing in their favor. I guess it's sort of unintuitive to go from 4x5 to a flexbody, especially for potential architectural use, but I see it as being nice to be able to use the glass (color renditioning) I know I love, and get a bit more compositional freedom in terms of ground/foreground, while retaining vertical verticals. I guess I'm curious for any feedback on this setup, as well as hearing about others who may have done a similar thing? Egos a bit bruised I guess! Thought that since I was going out with a tripod 100% of the time it wouldn't be that different to have a 4x5 but I found out different.