I am itching to shoot some color film in my 8x10, for the same reason Everest was climbed. Now for technical questions
Given the expense of this endeavor I am going to need eliminate some of my most common issues with the 8x10.
1) Bellows factor. I have read here and else where that with an 8x10 you have to accomodate for bellows extension. Why is that necessary when you are shooting at the focal length of the lens? Maybe a stupid question but I cannot get my head around it.
2)Scratching film. I don't know where or if it happens loading or unloading but when I load tranparency film in my 4x5 I scratch it. I solved this by buying quick loads. There are no 8x10 quick loads.
3) AM I wasting my time trying to do this? Is 8x10 color as cool as people say?