After following this outstanding community about a year now I dare to come up with a first question here.
Has anyone used the Rodenstock calculator for measuring the optimal amount of tilt? I cannot get the theory untwisted in my head for using it with the Alpa Max.
Typically I figure out the amount of tilt with the ground glass and some iterations. But in hope of moving towards a technically more precise method recently I picked up one of those calculators and tried to make it work. Total fail even with reading the instructions ... I seem to miss something essential.
Inclination angle is the angle I bend my camera down instead of shooting straight leveled - or is it zero all time with the Alpa? Then second step I am stuck again. Focus on the two Scheimpflug points and measure the vertical distance on the camera. Is there a way to translate this for the Alpa?
Though the instructions of the Rodenstock calculator seem to be made for a camera/lens with rails and bellows I thought it should be possible to use it also with the Alpa. Or maybe the simple answer is: forget about the calculator - it will not work?
Guess I need a little bit of help, please.