I've had my 11x14 camera for not quite a year, made a few images with it but hardly put it to really hard work.. I've been struggling with getting consistent results I'm happy with mostly through just the natural challenge of going up in size. I only just recently managed to get it succesfully mounted onto the majestic tripod head I purchased for it... up until now it's been just stuck to the Manfrotto tripod.
Anyway, so erganomics are no longer an issue.
I've already been recently lusting after a 16x20 camera. Of course finance and practicality is a major hurdle in this endeavour. Camera would be used for wet plate, as are both my 8x10 and 11x14 cameras.
Realistically speaking, how often to reasonably priced 16x20 (or even 14x17) cameras come up for sale in Australia? I'm just trying to get a feel for how stupid an idea it might be later down the track. A Chamonix 16x20 ready-to-shoot entire wet plate setup popped up a few months ago with all the necessary equipment in Melbourne, I'm not sure how often one might be so lucky as to come across something like that.
How many of them do you think are floating around the country? I'd love to even just be able to have a play with one.