It may be a stupid question, but I have not seen it mentioned anywhere. As I understand the digital backs have their own "shutter". It is not a physical one, but more an on-off switch.
1) I am wondering if it possible to shoot with barrel lenses, or lenses without shutter (and no focal plane shutter)?
2) When syncing to flash, some of the older digital backs require one to attach a cable from the x sync to the back, and a cable from the back to the flash. Without a physical shutter, will the back trigger the flash itself?
I am thinking of building a stitching system with a Leaf Valeo 11 based on a bunch of different lenses from 4x5, Fuji 680, Rollei 6008 etc. It works with my 5D mkII, but would like to test it on a MF system that is sharp, no AA filter, not as many MP. In other words, larger film area, high quality, tilt/shift, workable pixel amount.
Hope someone knows!