Hello: I am currently prototyping a wooden 7x17 field camera with the idea of manufacturing it and other ULF sizes based on this design for sale. The baseboard and focus mechanism is complete and as near as I can tell an original design. What I need to know is what is most important to you as ULF users. My main concerns throughout the design process have been rigidity, light weight and beauty. For this camera those have been fine goals. Those of you who have been shooting large cameras for a long time no doubt have a good idea of things you would like to see in your next camera. I hope that you will share them with me. These are some of my main questions. 1. Would you buy a camera made from aluminum or would you only buy a wooden camera? 2. What is more important rigidity or light weight? 3. How important is it to you that the camera is beautiful? Is it a tool, or a showpiece or both? 4. What features can you live without? What features can you not live without? 5. Would you pay twice as much for a camera that had graduated movements and detent stops? 6. Do you use triple extension bellows often enough to add 50% to the price? 7. Synthetic bellows are less expensive and more weather resistant than leather. Would bellows material be a deciding factor in your purchase and do you think there should be a choice? 8. Do you REALLY need rise and fall on the back? $$$$$$ Please just holler out what is important to you even if I have missed it. Thanks for the help folks.