Qualtiy of the MPP Micro-Press camera

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I am looking at purchasing a 4X5 Press camera as my first entry into large format. I have a chance to purchase a British MPP Press camera with a couple of lens but would like to know your opinions on the quality of this camera? How does it compare to the Super Graphic?

I plan to use this camera for enviromental shots, head and shoulder portraits, and general landscape photography.


Jerry Hyman

-- Jerry A. Hyman (jerryahyman@home.com), November 03, 2001


Jerry: I have owned and used an MPP for several years and found it to be excellent. It has ample bellows extension for the longer lenses and handles a 90mm easily. It has a revolving back, and on the technical model the back has swings and tilts on a sliding rod system aking to the Linhof. The camera is basicaly a Linhof III. The front lens standard has rise, fall, rear tilt and shift. There are two focusing rails, one within the other, to give you lots of bellows extension. With the rear rods extended and the bellows extended, you have 18" or more of bellows extension. The version I have has a version of the Grafloc back, which can be removed. Overall, it is an all metal, excellent camera. Mine also has a rangefinder. If the price is right, go for it.


-- Doug Paramore (Dougmary@alaweb.com), November 04, 2001.


There are various marks of MicroPress camera. I have a mark VII (without a rangefinder) and have been very happy with it. For more information on MPP Cameras, check out this Web Site : http://www.mppusers.freeuk.com/

-- Dave Glenn (Dave@dglenn.fsnet.co.uk), November 05, 2001.

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