I have an Agfa Ansco 8x10 that has served me well, but I need a little more bellows draw and I would like a camera that folds up just a little more. The Ansco is relatively light and it does fit in my backpack, but just barely.
I cannot afford the camera I want (Canham JMC810) so I am looking for something that is in between. I am looking at a number of possibilities in the used market and I definitely want a field camera. I have a 4x5 Wisner Techinical Field which I really like and would love to get the 8x10 version (although I would get the Traditional because it is lighter). I am also thinking about a Kodak Master 8x10, the all metal one. It is a little heavier but seems versatile and sturdy.
One of the problems of course is that there are surprisingly few quality used 8x10s out there for sale these days. I have not been able to find a Wisner. I have a tentative seller for a Kodak Master 8x10.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for cameras or for places where I might look?