First post but a long time forum visitor. Totally and utterly in a "Circle of Confusion" about much of the terminology and technical jargon that seems to be part and parcel of this journey I am about to embark on but the decision has been made and there's no turning back. Have sold all my Leica and Nikon film gear so am now a photo equipment virgin (soon to be a junkie if my readings of some of you guys prove correct). Returning to my photographic simplistic roots as it were. Not quite as far as the Kodak Box Brownie I inherited from my mum though. I want to go the tech. camera route and have narrowed my search down to either the Arca RM2D or the Alpa STC. Don't wish to turn this into which is better per se type of thread as I know much has been written on this so I apologise in advance if this seems a bit tedious to you experienced pros etc. I am in total awe. I merely wish to know which would be more suitable for my needs and thus better understand the underlying differences between the two (if any). I shoot mainly landscape - wild, rural and urban - and I travel a lot. I envisage the back I get (all I can afford) to be the likes of the Phase One P30+.
And one other thing: if you could afford only one lens to start with, as will probably be the case for me, what would you choose?
Thanks to all in advance.