Brad,

Thank you. Yes, stereo imagery is another intriguing possibility. It's nice to know someone else interested in the porcess. If I had tons of cash and a younger body I would try to talk Jim into selling me his Chamonix 5x14. However, due to financial constraints and personal physical limitations, I'm forced to settle for a lightweight/compact (as is practicable) system. I've given this a lot of thought and the modifed Canham MQC57 (lengthened rear shifts) seems as good an option (for me) as anything else. I even considered purchasing a Shen-Hao 5x8 (please no flaming about the brand) so I can save one cutting stroke in the darkroom. However, the film holders are very pricey... more than I want to pay anyway. I already have more than enough 5x7 holders than I could ever carry and these are comparitively cheap. I just don't want to spend piles of cash on specialty pan film holders nor am I still capable of carrying ULF gear.

Getting old sux...