You think the camera is heavy? The case is close to 9lbs I think-( EMPTY-)) I hear the porter is supposed to sleep in it while you use the camera-) Not long after I got the camera I borrowed a 4" or something lens. I couldn't get infinity focus. It was very close but not quite. When I checked Calumet still sold a recessed board for it but the cost of the board and shipping almost exceeded what I paid for the camera. Would have made more sense to find a short version for that money.