As Mr. Dundee would say... "That's not a Big Camera". 8X10 is starting to be a big camera. *L*

That said, it often takes twenty minutes to set up, compose, decompose, compose again, focus, set up movements, check for vignetting, meter, record values, make decisions on exposure, etc.

Part of the great part of LF photography. And when you see the detail you get on an 8x10 negative... whooo wheee!

Get a Speed or Crown (very few movements to deal with at first), a nice 150 to 210 lens (135 if you are into that really wide POV) and some 125 or so 4x5 film (I really like FP4, use to like APX100). Addictive.

tim in san jose