Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mamiya Press Tilt/Shift Fun

Example no. 1 Back extended (relatively) straight for
to achieve close focus.
Example no. 2 Back tilted to achieve Selective focus.

I have owned a Mamiya Press for a long time, but have always used it as just a 6x9 medium format rangefinder. It is a great field camera in that role, though it is a much more cable camera. It's movable back allows for Tilt/Shift function similar to a large format view camera. The images above demonstrate the backs capabilities and the posts to follow will show the results. Focus is achieved on a ground glass in the focusing back. The back is then removed and replaced with a roll film back.

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