This is a well made album. The leather is very nice and I personally like the black pages because I think photographs look their best when mounted on black paper. The cloth hinge pages are luxurious and let the pages fold over nicely when I load up the books, usually with 30 pages.. I mount 8 x 10 black and whites, but they would work with any size. You get what you pay for. This is worth every penny.
I load these with 20 photos, one per page. Looks like I spend a month on it, but it takes me 15 minutes.