yep, for cheap medium format you can use either seagull or a holga ( cheap plastic toy camera which you can get from kinokuniya) I think it's abt $15. Quite a crappy stuff though.
But seagull is good.
They are quite easy to use. except that most of the models does not have build in metering. Which means you need a light meter or just wack.
4x5 camera is abit different. The film have to be loaded in singlely, Definately more laborious and need a darkroom to load the film. Doesn't come with build in metering.
Yep, the darkcoth would be a plus. I will just use a jacket to cover the mountglass to see. But again i know there's 4x5 camera which are handheld. no need hassle of darkcloth. However the lens are fixed i guess. Well most high-end commercial standards medium format or large format cost approximately above $2500 ( cathy having discount now). If you just wanna have fun, then I suggest you to get a seagull first.
I am interested to know more about medium and large format cameras but I have absolutely zilch, zero knowledge on them, except that i know they exist. How do you recommend that I find out more about them? Where would you suggest that I get the equipment? Like that seagull or the negatives or the processing.....