You are making think again about buying the PSA.
My rig would be a 5D and 3 CF Hasselblad lenses. 50, 80, 150.
Let me ask you a few things. I've been to all pages I googled including all those at Zoerk's site and couldn't find answers to many questions. This guys should have short videos showing the different parts and how to operate these things. So easy to do it since Youtube!
Hope you (or somebody else, please) can answer them:
I understand the PSA can shift up to 20mm either way. I am not interested in doing 1:3 ratio panoramas. I am only interested in doing shifts on the short 24mm axis to produce ultra resolution images.
1. Is this possible with the 5D in both orientations? I mean: vertical position (to produce a stitched horizontal image) and horizontal position (to produce a stitched vertical image) ?
2. If yes, how do you acomplish shifting all 20mm on the 24mm axis? Do you need to take first a picture in no-shift position and then shift 20mm, shoot, then rotate 180 degrees and shoot a third image? If yes, does it take long? Awkward? Difficult? - I'm used to 4X5 field cameras. Well, rusty now.
3. I want to always shift the camera not the lens. Is it absolutely necessary to have the tripod adapter for the PSA? - About the L bracket. What is the function of this with the PSA?
4- Articles talk about the RSS L bracket. I own already a very nice L bracket from Manfroto. Need to buy the RSS?
Maybe too many questions. Hope it is not a burden.
Thank you for doing Zoerk's job. (sarcasm)
I was told the Zoerk's main something, couldn't move freely around because the 5D grip was on its way of rotation. >>>>
it doesn´t go around a full circle, but that is not a problem. you still get the lens into any position you want. I used the canon-mamiya psa plus a canon-pentax shiftadapter for 2 years on many architecture and interior assignments with the 1ds and the 5D and never has this been as a problem. I whish he would still make the bigger mamiya645 to pentax67 shift-adapters, but he says there is not enough demand. I would by one without hesitation in a second, for my mamiya zd.