Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
Me neither, except for that person who is so driven that they defy all odds, comes up with something that works for them. I never put down people with below the market level resources who make their own equipment.

It really depends on how much you enjoy building things. In my case, I have a plethora of 16x20 and 20x24 lith film, inexpensive lenses that cover and a packard shutter, as well as a set of bellows lying about. Would I prefer to use a nice new, geared everything camera, sure, but in reality, for very little $$$ outlay, I have the capability to shoot 20x24, and since I've been in alt-process land lately, the 16x20 or 20x24 negative gives me a few options as to print size. Building isn't for everybody, but if you enjoy it, why not go for it?