I recently purchased a 4x5 Shen-Hao field camera, and have been wasting a little film getting used to it. Up to now I've been using a Speed Graphic, so obviously the Shen Hao has a much wider range of movements. Anyway, I think I've started to get focusing and exposure under control, and I've noticed an odd problem: the images are horizontally shifted from where I was expecting them.
I thought I had this one centered:
The house shouldn't be cut off here:
And I actually used front shift on this, but not this much:
Now, since I'm a relative noob with this sort of thing, I suppose it could be operator error. But the same error in several different places? I was using a Grafmatic at the time, and I've checked to make sure it is seated properly. And I've never noticed this problem with the Speed.
Is there an optical or mechanical cause for this, or is it something I'm doing wrong?