Occasionally I find myself asking if I should jump from 8x10 to medium format fo r the easier portability, quicker setup, cheaper film, and a slew of other appar ent advantages. I know that I would never be able to duplicate the tonality of c ontact prints, but I often find myself passing on potential photographs because it would take too long to set up the view camera, or it's too windy, or too heav y to carry. I take landscapes mostly, with only a few portraits every now and th en. Often I'm out in my boat and I find photographs I wish I could take but don' t because I'm unwilling to lug a view camera onboard. I know the solution would be to have both formats, but I really can't afford that. I'm not trying to start a LF vs. MF debate. I'm just curious to know if anyone has tried a medium forma t transition and then returned to LF.