On the View Camera web site
in the Free Articles section there is an article
4x5 Cameras Priced Less Than $1,200.00. This might be helpful to people.
Regarding the Bender I have said that if you want to build a kit get one. I am not impressed with the finished product. For the same money there are better functioning cameras.
There is another kit camera available from
I have not seen one and the phone number in the contact info is not working but the owner does seem to respond to e-mails.