If you've ever actually tried to find something like a Crown in decent shape with rangefinder and lens with matching cam ready to go, you may understand the word "despair" and I doubt seriously you'll touch it for anywhere near the price. OTOH if you really understand those cameras and know your way around the bewildering bits of them you can probably put one together. The more I looked the more bewildered I became until I just wrote off the idea of handheld 4x5 as a lark I didn't need. This one re-sparked that interest because it's cheap, simple, very light, and is designed to use a lens I already own.