My Deardorffs have front swings and tilts. My Eastman View 11x14 has rear tilt and rear swing only. I frequently resent the lack of front movements on the latter. I take almost exclusively landscapes, and I favor longer lenses which require movements to aid DOF issues. Also, the Deardorff is not the most rigidly designed of the popular 8x10 cameras. Wear and tear only makes this worse. The older the camera, the greater the chance of wear and tear, so a newer 'dorf WFS might be a less problematic choice. Also, the combination of front and rear swings gives shift, which might occasionally get you out of a jam.