My photography equipment allocation resourses are somewhat limited by commitments and responsibility to family, so I find myself with a slightly tatty old 5x7 Iston camera as my introduction to wood field cameras. It came with both 4x5 and 5x7 spring backs. As I'm tearing it down for refinishing, I noticed a serial number tag that reads #00051x. It's kind of cool to have a camera with such a limited production or so early in production, whaever the case may be. It's going to look pretty neat all fixed up. The bellows aren't too bad, it's just a cosmetics rather than a functional issue. I realize it's no precision Linhof, but it's what I can afford right now, and you won't be able to tell from the negatives or resulting prints what kind of camera they were made with. Is anyone else out there using a funky old camera like this?