There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that using 8x10 and larger is partly my fascination with such a beautiful piece of woodwork. Do not be daunted by the weight of your pack, you shall be rewarded with beautiful, large negatives. You must use the camera often. You must make negatives that stand in a cue for your printing affections. The beauty of that Deardorff will inspire you to cultivate your vision and your technique. Enjoy the ride!