As some of you know, I purchased a used Tachihara about a week ago. I just received the lensboard from Badger (fast shipping!) and I shot a couple of test shots on Fuji Velvia100 to make sure it's lighttight, etc. I've noticed a couple of things that don't really 'concern' me, but I'm not sure if they're normal or not.
1. There are two screws that hold the verticals of the rear standard to the base. These don't seem very tight, and the rear standard 'wobbles' a little (maybe 2mm) when racking out the front stardard or when opening the camera. I can tighten them, but I don't have a torque wrench that small and I don't want to over-tighten them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
2. How do I get rear tilt backwards? Is this possible on this camera? I figured out forwards tilt for the rear (I opened it...) but I don't want to force anything and can't seem to figure it out. :-(
3. Does this camera do forward tilt from the base? I figured out forward axis tilt (not as intuitive as I thought it would be but still easy) but I swear I've seen pictures of this camera with front base tilt forward. Please let me know if I'm wrong on that.
I guess that's it...I almost wet myself with excitement when I heard UPS pull up. Can't wait to go shooting the CA coastline in a couple of days.
Thanks again for everything this forum's done for me.