This was an offer we simply could not refuse: 8x10 Cambo plus compendium for a fistful of dollars. Just the nice entry level 8x10 we were looking for. We've moved one step closer to actually making 8x10 images. We'll need a better tripod (the current one just doesn't cut it), build a basic darkroom, make some DIY lens boards and learn to load the film holders in a scratch- and dustfree manner. But the image on the gg is a good motivator to make these things happen. Absolutely overwhelming compared to the 6x9 format we're used to! We've got lenses lined up for the new baby waiting for an adaptor lens board: the 210 Boyer Beryl seems to cover fine, just as the G-Claron 240, the Agfa Intergon 305 and even the 360 Goerz Hypar seems to cover completely. Bellows draw goes to at least 600mm, so there's a gap to fill between the 360 and 600 range, if we ever feel the need for such long lenses on this camera. Normally we don't use such wide angles, but the 210 Beryl was very pleasing. Perhaps that goes with the format, have heard other people say that they tend to go shorter on the focal length with the increase of the image size. Weight is not as bad as we'd expected, it is a bit of the bulky side. But at last we'll be able to photograph churches with the bell tower at a closer range. I can now understand why people want to have even larger cameras than this. It's an acquired addiction, ehm, taste.