No reason not to go for it. The holders may be the wor$t of it. A spring back is not TOO hard to do, but may take a few tries. you have everything else, all you need is time and determination, in lieu of boocoobucks. And another thing, if the cost of 11x14 film affects your appetite, practice with Xray film, about which there have been several recent posts. Jim Fitzgerald shoots it in his homemade 11x14 and will encourage you to go for it. Why squander your income on food and shelter?