Thanks Joe. You are right on point. I had only picked the 2D as an example that I had seen a few folks like online such as Ken Lee. 5x7 would likely have the best of both worlds - easier to lug around than a 8x10 and yet large enough for contact prints. I'll go in that direction. Deardorff would be ideal although I would need to save more. Now only if I can find a usable Rochester Carleton! In searching for these older cameras patience is a virtue.