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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Jim,

    Thanks taking the time to take and post the pics. Iím impressed with the quality of the camera. I especially like the geared rise as I need that in my work. The lack of that feature is why I will sell my Tachihara.

    Again, I appreciate the pictures; to me they are just right!

    Best,
    Pail

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. If you need better, let me know and I'll get to it later today.

    Jim
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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Neil, The focal plane shutter of the MPP Press could be a boon for photogs experimenting with barrel lenses such as the Aero Ektar. Is your Press a 4x5 format? If so, will it accept a modern plastic film holders?

    Many thanks for introducing me to the MPP Press. I love heavy, well-made gear!

    Best,
    Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by barnacle View Post
    Just to be different, I use an MPP Press - basically the same animal but with the rangefinder bolted on top and a focal plane shutter. The front standard is locknuts only, and tilts backwards to accommodate dropping the bed. I've turned that down so it will tilt the other way (got the hint from another user on here).

    TBH I've never found the need to use the sports finder, the range finder, or the focal plane shutter but it's a solid old beast. The only issue I have is that the ground glass is set for the wooden plate holders, not the plastic film holders. That and the fact that it weighs a ton

    Neil
    Dallas Texas HABS / HAER / HALS Photography
    Photographer/Author Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country (Texas A&M University Press)
    Represented by Michael Duty Fine Art

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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Having owned or used most MPPs (I was a founder member of the Users' Club, and even visited the factory once) I'd not bother with a III: hold out for a late VI or VII, or VIII, unless the III is very cheap. It functions well enough but the later cameras are more of a pleasure to use, and have international backs (removable groundglass) instead of plain spring backs. Also, register is questionable on some early cameras. On any MPP, check the groove that takes the locking bar of the film holder, as it is parlous close to the end of the side-walls of the back, and with wear, you can get light leakage at one corner.

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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Thanks the the tips on selecting a model. In starting my search, I particularly like the Mk.VIII with 90mm SuperAngulon and the cone board. SEXY!

    How large of an operation was the factory and where was it located?. Would love to hear about your experience there.

    Wishing you great light,
    Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by hetuglur View Post
    Having owned or used most MPPs (I was a founder member of the Users' Club, and even visited the factory once) I'd not bother with a III: hold out for a late VI or VII, or VIII, unless the III is very cheap. It functions well enough but the later cameras are more of a pleasure to use, and have international backs (removable groundglass) instead of plain spring backs. Also, register is questionable on some early cameras. On any MPP, check the groove that takes the locking bar of the film holder, as it is parlous close to the end of the side-walls of the back, and with wear, you can get light leakage at one corner.
    Dallas Texas HABS / HAER / HALS Photography
    Photographer/Author Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country (Texas A&M University Press)
    Represented by Michael Duty Fine Art

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