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Joe helps me try out the tilt-shift bellows on the Mamiya

The Jeff-meister [SushiCam on Flickr] has helped me satisfy my yearning to get back on cameras with lens movements - tilt, shift and swing - after the messing around I did last week with Charlie's new/old Graflex 5x4.

This is the Mamiya 645AFD ii with a Mamiya Auto Bellows on it, with a decent degree of vertical shift, tilt, swing and lateral shift available on it.

The lens is a 113mm back-focus Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7 from the late '40s or early '50s. Lovely combo.

This lens is always much better stopped-down past f/11 but I had to open it up all the way to 4.7 to get enough light in as this was past 5pm and we were shooting at 200ISO.

Still, first shot with this rig... I'm happy and excited about getting stuck in to using it more over the coming weeks.

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