Do not pick up an 8x10 Deardorff. If you do you will understand that...
Price isn't everything.
I have never used as intuitive a camera as my V8. I will be mounting a Nikor 420 on it soon so I will see how it handles a fairly large barrel lens. All I know is the 12 in. Com. Ektar is a wonder on that camera.
tim in san jose