A question for anyone out there using MPP cameras in the field to shoot landscapes - any advice appreciated.
Just got some transparencies back which I took on my MPP Mark 8 with a 90mm Angulon (1968 vintage) lens. About the top 2 centimetres of the pictures were missing (it was black and cut across in a fairly straight line) and I am trying to work out why. The temainder of the picture including the bottom was all there.
It was an experimental shot to learn how to use forward tilt in a landscape setting. I used maximum tilt on the front standard of the MPP - must be about 11 degrees of tilt in all I estimate. Now I know this was too much tilt for what the photo needed but I was wanting to see the effect of maximum tilt. What I did was make the max tilt movement, lock the standard and then focus on the foreground interest in the scene. I was assuming that the tilt would then move some of the background in to focus. I stopped down to f22.
I dropped the front rail to the first of the 2 dropped settings to avoid getting this in the lenses view.
I know the angulon does not have much room for movements but I expected that if this were the problem then the edges of the image would go soft and maybe even show the edges of the image circle.
I used the MPP lens cone with the 90mm lens. I was using a standard bellows. Other pictures I took without tilt came out fine.
It looks to me as if something cut off the top of my picture - which I believe in the camera would be at the bottom of the bellows and ground glass as everything is reversed.
Do people have experience using wide (90mm) lenses and movements with the MPP?