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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Looks like its the MPP for me, thanks to all for helping me come to that conclusion.
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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Good choice Andy, and good luck in your search for an MPP.

    Here's a short video I made of my MPP being used in anger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl0Pa7UTpuo

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Good job, Matt! Good to see you out and about there with the Mk7. Were you wearing a wireless mic for that?

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Probably a good decision.

    I own two Speed Graphics and a Crown Graphic (they aren't my main 5x4 cameras), I've been half looking for an MPP Mk VII for a few years.

    MPP with British Government help based their Micro Technical camera on the Linhof Technika made at the start of WWII, the MPP and and later Linhof models were way ahead of any Gralfex cameras at the time.

    There's Pros & Cons to the MPP's, I've finally by chance gone the other way buying a Graflex Super Graphic a couple of days ago, this is Graflex's rather late competitor to Linhof & MPP, a technical camera rather than a Press Camera.

    Ian

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    Good job, Matt! Good to see you out and about there with the Mk7. Were you wearing a wireless mic for that?
    Thanks Brian, but that's not me in the film, it's a lad who has worked with me, and yes, he was wearing a radio mic.

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    BTW, Mark, your Mk7 looks absolutely lovely!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    Good job, Matt! Good to see you out and about there with the Mk7. Were you wearing a wireless mic for that?
    Just a minor correction, in both the photo and video, the camera is a MPP Mk8.

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Probably a good decision.

    . . . I've finally by chance gone the other way buying a Graflex Super Graphic a couple of days ago, this is Graflex's rather late competitor to Linhof & MPP, a technical camera rather than a Press Camera.
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    hmm, I always thought it was a press camera. (ca. 1957)

    al

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Quote Originally Posted by al olson View Post
    hmm, I always thought it was a press camera. (ca. 1957)

    Well Graflex did claim they had the features of their Press cameras but also many new features as well

    A Technical camera is designed to be used as an all round "work-horse" LF camera, so has a good range of movements and the capability for Press use as well.

    However Press cameras and particularly the Pacemaker Graphics and earlier Graflex's have very limited movements so have reduced capabilities.

    In many respects it's the legacy of WWII aircraft building that gave us the lighter alloys used in many Technical cameras like the Linhof's, MPP's and later the Super Graphics.

    So a Technical camera can be used as a Press camera but not vice versa.

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    very good thread,
    I hope mine arives next days,
    directly from England

    cheers

    martin

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    Re: Speed Graphic vs MPP??

    Quote Originally Posted by martinf5 View Post
    very good thread,
    I hope mine arives next days,
    directly from England

    cheers

    martin
    Have fun with your MPP Martin welcome to the world of LF

    Ian

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