Kodak Master View 8x10. Built like a tank. Very very quick set up and break down. Easy to carry.

Becoming harder and harder to find used, and hence prices are increasing. However, not nearly as expensive as the Ebony or Canham ( another excellent choice ). Some find the single front knob that controls both shift and swing can cause an inconvenience. Geared front rise is helpful. The down side are the lens boards which are not "standard", and both somewhat hard to find and expensive. Michael Smith and Paula Chamlee are the acknowledged experts on the Master View, and might have one for sale. They also have lensboards.

Suggest that you Google Kodak Master View, and read the information available.

Best of luck.

There is obviously no perfect single choice.



Elliot