Originally Posted by jmooney
I would encourage you to use and enjoy your camera more, whether it is the one you have or the one you are thinking about. To have so much invested in such a beautiful camera that you use to shoot your "Life" says, enjoy your life more. Make more things happen in your life or record more of the things that are happening, but not put on film.
It takes me an hour on average to make my first 7x17 image, but I am shooting more than 24 a month, and enjoying it immensely.