I do not have a technical camera, but I have been looking into building a kit for some time to leverage the use of my Leaf Credo 60 back. I probably do not want to buy new and would rather piece together a system if possible. My main goal with the system would be for architectural photography and as a result, I would be looking for only shifts, not tilts or swings. I do not plan to use it for landscapes. I have been attracted to the Cambo WRS1200 due to its compact size, but I am not familiar with the pros and cons of such a camera for the use that I intend. Hopefully, you guys can provide some insight.
- It seems the DB plates can be quite easily interchanged. So, if it doesn't have a Mamiya mount, a few hundred gets me the mount I need. Is this correct?
- I assume I can shift the back up and down or left and right. Are these movements independent of each other or can they be combined?
- As for lenses, I assume Rodenstock lenses are preferred. With that said, what is involved regarding adapting lenses to the WRS1200?
- Probably dumb question, but that's how we educate ourselves, right? Can my Canon 17mm and 24mm TSE lenses be adapted to fit on the WRS1200? My thoughts are that could be an intermediate step until I can get a Rodenstock.
- How is the system focused? Remember, Live view is largely useless on the CCD backs.
- How is the system triggered? With Rrodenstocks, I assume the technical shutter release connects directly to the lens, but how is that synced with the back?
I'm hoping I can get answers to each of those questions. If anyone has any other suggestions, please share.