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My first 4x5 was a Wista 45DX, this was in the last century. I still have it and I would recommend it. Don't fail to look up Bulldog cameras either. I wouldn't even consider any MPP, not enough movements and I don't like the build quality. My main camera nowadays is a Sinar Norma. Great cameras but a bit on the heavy side. You could always consider a 5x7 with a 4x5 reducing back, wide lenses are not really practical with the 4x5 back but 5x7 is a great format and contact prints are a nice size. Sinar made a 5x7 back and bag bellows but this is exceptional but a bit heavy although I take mine out from time to time. I'm in Tamworth if you want to look at some of this stuff.
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I wouldn't even consider any MPP, not enough movements and I don't like the build quality.
I thought that until I acquire one & most of a second, an early MkIII and that completely changed my opinion. Build quality is excellent and there's excellent movements, far more than I normally use.

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Is he still doing 5x4? My apologies. I thought he was doing 35mm colour work...

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