Peter Figen wrote:
Sleeping Bear - Pretty simple setup really. A Manfrotto 405 on a Gitzo 3541 with a RRS lever clamp and a RRS L-Bracket. Camera vertical. Slide the camera left 12mm shift lens right 12mm, shoot. Back to center for lens and clamp, shoot, then slide the camera right and lens left 12mm and shoot again. As mentioned previously, I have purchased the Hartblei T/S adapter, and while it does work, it's kind of a pain in the ass to use and their Arca Swiss dovetail is loose in the RRS lever.
Sometimes I'm pretty thick headed and it takes a visual for me to understand something, this may be one of those times.
If you slide the camera 12mm to the left then shift the lens to the right 12mm and shoot, slide the camera back to the right 12mm and re-shift the lens to center and shoot and then slide the camera 12mm to the right and the lens 12mm to the left and shoot...aren't you making images of the same scene in the frame? Also, how would this help since the lens is being shifted? Remember...thick headed.
When I'm shifting with the 17 I'll go as far as I can to the right, left and then dead center covering as much of the scene as I can. Am I not understanding your explanation? It sounds like you are shooting the 'center' frame three times. Again, my head is pretty thick. I didn't see a rail to slide on? How are you sliding the camera? I ask all these questions as I would like to use the technique on a mine shoot I have this summer.
I'm sure once I understand what you are talking about it will be a 'Duh' moment for me.