There's actually not a huge amount of difference except for the dark cloth. I have an incredibly light rig -- a Phillips Explorer with a small wide-angle dagor, which works on a Gitzo reporter, and I carried my film holders in an elegant leather hunting bag I bought in Lucca. I didn't take a single cab in three months -- all metro, bus or foot. Would love to go to Poland -- those eastern European countries fascinate me. In April I am planning to go to Ljubljana to check out the work of the great architect and urbanist Joze Plecnik. He also did interesting stuff in Prague. No more view camera -- the Leica Monochrom is plenty good enough for me.