Here's me with my latest LF acquisition, an 8x10 Kodak 1B with matching stand. The camera and stand were made in England and brought to Australia by an Egyptian photographer who settled here. I've been wanting one of these for quite a while now, but due to their size they are a bit of a problem. The camera alone is too large for International postage and the thought of what UPS or Fedex would charge for shipping is very scary. A stand by itself was sold recently on Australian eBay, but it was in Brisbane and I am in Melbourne, 1600km/1000miles away. There was also a camera offered a month or so ago, but that was in Perth, 3400km away. Then this one came up for sale just 45 minutes drive from home. I ended up paying nearly US$900 for the camera and stand which is (as far as I can tell) expensive by US standards, but good by Australian standards where the others I have seen have been sold as antiques and priced accordingly. It's got a lifetime of chips and scars but apart from some holes in the corners of the bellows it is ready to use. We've got house extensions happening at the moment, but once that is done I hope to use it for B&W portraits, just as intended.