Originally Posted by SamBeasley
I don't know this for sure, but I'm just guessing you have a large format camera. If so, do you still use it from time to time?
The majority of my professional work is done with a large format camera, so yes I use it quite a bit.The Cadet should get you through school no problem. If you received a Rodenstock Caltar lens with it (a typical combo from Calumet) try to keep it stopped down to f/16 or f/22, as that's where it's sharpest. Diffraction takes a bite out of the lens beyond f/22, and the lens is soft at f/8 and above (relatively speaking). f/11 is decent.
One purchase well worth the investment for that camera is a Beattie Interscreen. It's a fresnel lens that you attach to the ground glass. It will make seeing what's in the corners MUCH easier. A focusing lupe is also extremely handy. Other than that you don't need much until you find out whether or not you like working with large format.