I have a 12 inch Ektar. They tend to wince when I mention that.
... and when in Europe, I mention my 300mm... but they seem less impressed.
But seriously... in the absense of a desire to contact print I look at 8x10 as an opportinity to have to live with more constrained film options than 4x5. Mybe I need further education... who knows.
p.s. to the anonymous PMer... leave belt size out of the discussion. Belt size is correllated with appetite more than anything else.
One man's Mede is another man's Persian.
Here's a moderately hi-res scan from 8x10" I posted a few years ago, with four sizes to choose from, and the largest doesn't really come close to showing the full resolution of the neg, or the maximum resolution possible with an 8x10" camera. The camera is an ultralight 8x10" Gowland and the lens was probably a 12" Gold Dot Dagor and the scanner was an Agfa Duoscan--nothing really modern or state of the art for when I made the photo (2004). It's just what you get without working too hard.--