I've had an 8x10 metal Canham for about 6 weeks and like it a lot. I use 240mm and 355mm G Clarons with it and find it rigid and quick to set up and use. It has more than adequate movements for what I do. I don't miss having more extensive rear movements-it was a fair tradeoff for less weight and greater rigidity. The groundglass is bright and easy to focus. I even like that it is not a wood camera, but a very elegant modern looking machine. I'm very glad that I bought one, any other questions?