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Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by Steve L, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. Steve L

    Steve L Well-Known Member

    I've just bought a MPP MK8 (5x4) with a couple of lenses. If there there anyone out there with one of these cameras or experience of one I'd like to hear from you. Has anyone out there got an instruction book? I have one for the MK7 but the MK8 has some significant differences.
    I got the camera, a Schneider 150mm F5.6 super symmar and a Schneider 90mm F8 super angulon. The camera has a rangefinder which appears to work fine and has both the matched rangefinder cams for the lenses.
    The lenses are clean but I need to get the shutters serviced and buy a few other bits a pieces like film holders and filter adaptor rings, but with any luck I should be up and running with it in a few weeks. Let you know how I get on.
  2. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Very nice, you lucky sod!/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    If you have no luck try Oldtimer.

    Get out and get shooting!!
  3. Steve L

    Steve L Well-Known Member

    I've posted a photo of the MPP at the bottom of page three of my gallery in the AP gallery (I must get 'round to clearing out the old pictures). I should be up and running with it in time for the autumn colours at the end of October. As soon as I get some pictures back, I'll post them.
  4. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder


    The M.P.P. Mk7 was the standard R.A.F. camera for years, and yes, with the two lenses you mention. Later on it was replaced with the Mk 8.Any differences are insignificant, it is the sort of camera that you play with you don't need an instruction book to operate the camera. Steve Simmonds book should steer you in the right direction as to technique. As a technical or press camera it is fine, but somewhat crude, yes it has movements, of a sort but being a flat bed in part these movements require a lot of going backwards and forwards to achieve focus.
    However for your sort of photography this won't really matter. I can't remember if they changed the extension locks for the triple extension between the two models, but if they didn't watch out, the catches can take bits out of your fingers. The main area of difference is around the front standard but all the controls are the same albeit somewhat modernised.

    The M.P.P. was a good workhorse without the quality of the Linhof version. Get a Poloroid back, some of the emulsions are fabulous and the backs are really cheap.

  5. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    I look forward to it!

    NB This should have been posted last night, but I got cut off and couldn't be arsed to re-connect./img/wwwthreads/wink.gif

    Get out and get shooting!!
  6. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Poor Tim. Cut off in his prime! /img/wwwthreads/smile.gif
  7. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Story of my life pal!!!/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif
    Get out and get shooting!!

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