thanks again- and hooray-
i thought leaf shutters dont mind syncing speed but mine seems to bother it syncs at anything below 1/100(presumably a defaulty shutter)
but thanks alot for the support-
i ended up spoiling like 4 sheets just figuring out which of them will take.
had i read Tomf2468's suggestion it wouldnt have gone that far- but now i am a happy 8x10 user and wating for my first sucess neg to dry so i could pop that contact
yahooo!