Thanks folks. They can be very frustrating, but I think it's worth the effort.
FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13822668
That's a very well done article JJ!
I have no experience with such devices so how (in simple terms please) do you avoid blanking out parts of the image? Especially when you tilt or swing the lens?
You can get shadowing from the mirror box or bellows but you can also reduce that with the shift function. It all depends on many factors, the lens, the amount of tilt, aperture, the focus distance (bellows extension). See here for examples. These things are not as ideal as a view camera, but they work quite well in the scheme of things.
This is an example of the kind of image that these things is ideal for, a 2D subject. This was at F5.6 with a Schneider enlarging lens (effectively wide open), tilted to get the front of the lens in focus.
|IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!|
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO