I was in Alice Springs over the weekend (you know, temperatures above 12 degrees during the day) and stopped at Araluen Gallery with the missus for a squiz. In one section there was about 100 or so of Anton Bruehl's portraits and advertising photos from the early twenties to the middle fifties. All done with either a 4x5 Deardorff or a Kodak 8x10. Some platinum and some silver. Really good stuff. If you're out that way in the next few weeks, it's worth a look.
I also went to Palm Valley on one of those AAT Kings 4wd tours (I've still got bruises from the safety belt) which was well worth the money. Unfortunately, because we went by air, I couldn't take my 8x10 with me and only shot 35mm. But I am going back with the 8x10.
I had a chat with the photographer at my partner's graduation do at Alice and we got talking about film cameras. He told me that he still has and uses a 4x5 enlarger and was still plugging me for details about my Tachihara as I was walking out the door. He said he only uses digital because everyone wants things immediately.
I still haven't processed any 8x10 negs yet, but I promise it will happen.