I have possible photography assignment for 4 or 5 architectural projects from a recent contacted (friend of a friend) architect here in NY, so I'm getting ready.
I have the 645 AFD, 80mm, 45mm and 150mm AF and the PhaseOne P25 (22MP) back.
I have read the presiding posts and will try to cover first the practical solutions with that involve -figuratively- lesser moving parts.
First on my agenda is to buy the "Mamiya Super Wide Angle 35mm f/3.5 Autofocus Lens for 645AF" This is a AF all auto non-tilt shift lens that will be always on my pelican case.
Following options are to consider using PS for virtual shifting. Advantage would be to be able to shoot faster and concentrate more on lighting, angles etc.
Next would be to test or find report on test of the 45mm Harblei super rotator.
Also Mamiya has announced the 28mm (is it 28mm?)
The advantage of shift lens on top of the AFD645 as opposed to an Alpa/Horsman + Schenaider digitar class of solution is --theoreticaly- in two aspects: First the idea of dismounting and mounting the PhaseOne on the field for focusing sounds like stress elevating procedure to me --and the flex thing too expensive and cumbersome--. Second: retro focus optics may be better for projection of image circle in to the sensel wells than the non retro focus optics.
This last point is very seldom discussed in regard to wide angle/ts optics, so I don't even know if I have even created it in my head. What do you think?
The other thing to have is this http://www.imagealign.com/:
picture correction software and a good fish eye.
Happy 2007 !