I've posted this camera before, but what the heck. Here it is again. My first attempt at a 4x5 showing the 545i back in place. This one was too heavy (I don't know if I could get it on an airplane due to weight and safety considerations), so I made the next one a bit lighter and easier to build, handle and carry. I needed movements, so this attempt at "saving money" was fine until I went a bit further with 4x5.
I'm still contemplating an 8x10 ultralight made out of composite materials with full movements and a long bellows. Who knows, some day my back may decide the old B&J beast just isn't portable enough. I still can't afford a sherpa and a burro would require a trailer, feed, water and more maintenance than I care to provide.