My first foray into the world of big negatives involved the purchase of a Zone VI 4x5 view camera during the 80's. Fred Picker, the owner of Zone VI Studios, was an inspiration through his newsletters, videos, and books. I later worked with an 8x10 Kodak Master View, 4x5 Ebony RW, and more recently a 5x7 Chamonix. My current camera is a beautiful hand crafted Svedosky 8x10 (with additional 4x5 reducing back) from Poland. It is as gorgeous as a fine piece of Amish furniture.