A Large Format Camera was a dream for me when I was younger . What stopped me from buying one was the cost but also the sheet film processing . This , and the weight was too much for me . Imagine now . Anyway , making a functional and good looking machine ,which mounts lenses I already had , and my dSLR , and gives such results , was a challenge I couldn't resist . As about the cost , making a couple of copies for some friends of mine at a very reasonable price , will give me back a big part of the money I spent for the development of this machine . Anyway I like both milling the parts and assembling work . And last but not least , realising this project was a great experience , and I feel my shots with this machine are literally hand made .