I am once again interested in an 8x10.
What i am looking for is a quality camera, stiff, good movements preferably full and around 10# and something that does not cost as much as a car. Also relatively compact.
I dont really plan to pack with this camera, but it would be nice to be able to schlep it in the field for 1/2 mile without having a heart attack. I was recently looking at a cambo legend, but that thing weighs 24#. I also previously owned and old ansco (too loose) and a super heavy studio camera a while back. It was rediculous.
Right now I have a 4x5 Sinar F2, so I could go the 8x10 conversion route also, but I am not sure how much they weigh. Too heavy I am sure.
This is mt list so far.....
Bender kit for $450 and 6#, looks kinda cheap
I am kind of leaning towards the magnesium Eastman Commerical at about 9lbs if i can find one. I read somewhere that Ansel Adams used one of these. Maybe some of his enthusiasm might rub off on me. It has to be modified for front tilt.
or a Canham JMC810 all metal camera. Realy too expensive, but the quality might be worth it.
Of course there are all sort of super expensive 8x10'a like Ebony etc.
and there are the Tachiharas and the sort. Just too many.