I have a GVII that I've had for around a year now. I use it mostly for architectural type shooting (city landscapes) so most often I use it with a 90mm Optar or Angulon (I have a 90mm Nikkor-SW f8 but I've never tried it in the GVII - with the large rear element I don't think it would fit very well). As someone else said, it's not very good for those applications. Even with the recessed board, movements are difficult. It's also pretty much non-portable without its case. I recently bought a 5x7 B&J field camera (thought it was a 4x5 when I bought it) which seems much more packable (although still a big heavy beast). I haven't tried it with a wide lens yet to see if that would be better.