I used an 8x10 in a museum where I worked for photographing maps and artwork. What a PITA. You would spend ages getting it all set up, square and in focus. Then you would put the doubledark in and something would move. Every damn time.My buddy usually shoots a variety of 4x5 cameras. He just picked up a 8x10 camera, that thing is massive. I can’t wait to see his shots on the 8x10
I worked in several darkrooms over the years, and I liked it as well. Usually you were working by yourself, you could crank the radio up, and just get on with it. Not many jobs like that these days.My first real job was in an advertising agency. I was in charge of the dark room. I learned so much about photography and prints. Looking back it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my working life. I loved the solitude of the dark room. Great place for thinking. The dark room was situated inside the artist studios. He was a 40 year old outlaw biker and a little eccentric. He was very kind to me and taught me many things about life. Great days.