As some of you know, I currently assist in commercial (mostly fashion) productions. I'm very happy and thankfull to have such an oportunity. But in the back of my head, I also feel that something is not exactly right. More I'm involved into it, more it appears clearly that this is not the path I'd like to keep going for myself. In fact, I really enjoy shooting with models but doing commercial does not fullfill me.
I'm taking this moment as a tremendous luck to be able to learn a lot, but when I start to think seriously about my own path, something very different emerge naturaly.
I'm attracted to LF, but never end to make the step. Maybe for intimidated. Indeed, when I hear you guys talking about the Rodenstock, all those strange LF devices etc... I feel totally stranger to that and lost, but immensly attracted. It's like another photographic world that I don't know, I'd like to know, but I always end avoiding it because it seems too abstract.
Here, I do not know anybody who is working with 8x10. Madrid in that sense is a village, a desert land so in terms of direct communication with an experienced LF photographer, I can't really have this oportunity for the moment.
When I joined Lu-La, I asked some LF advices here, I was motivated but finally the events and this assistant job kept me really busy and all that falled into an uncertain "tomorrow".
As I prefer todays than tomorrows, I decided to start anyway on my own.
The think is that I don't really know from where to start with. I have absolutly no idea what should I e-bay, (talking strictly for cameras and lenses). Is there equipment that you could recommend for starting, and very important, that is compatible with digital backs. I will start with film but want to have the possibility to use digi in the future.
Basically I'm looking for good quality/price cameras because my budget is limited.
Any advice very welcome.