Hi Michael R 1974,

Of course LF photographers use the stuff all the time. But I get where cliveh is coming from. I selected a rangefinder 4x5 because I like the "syntax" of 35mm photography. If there are converging verticals, people have grown accustomed to it and accept it as a photograph.

I rarely used movements anyway when I dabbled in 4x5 before. So I don't have a lot of personal advice to offer here...

But my technique was simple when I had movements at my disposal... Square everthing up at the start (set all the settings at their detent). Then while composing anything vertical, like a tree that needs more, I'd keep the camera level and just raise the front. I'd keep it simple.

Something like that is not very hard to do at all.