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Old 12th February 2017, 02:11 PM
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I downloaded the old MPP Users Club website just before it changed, luckily.

Go here
and it's all available. I have 4 MPP's 3 of them Mico Technicals so can help if needed.

Ian
Thanks Ian.....great stuff.
I have posted my lens and body numbers if you have any other info....
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The lens dates to 1957, the camera body is a MkVI I think judging by the SN. I'd have to check Basil Skinners book.

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I have a body number of 6473.
A Schneider lens number of 5208811.
From info on the net it looks like a mkVi made to mkvii spec.
Anyone ?
My body number is 6941.
I've got vague memories of wondering which precise Mk mine was; but certainly not a Mk VIII which has more rounded features.
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My body number is 6941.
I've got vague memories of wondering which precise Mk mine was; but certainly not a Mk VIII which has more rounded features.
The MPP Users site says that SN 6000 to 7519 were MkVI bodies converted to MkVII.

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I have a body number of 6473.
A Schneider lens number of 5208811.
From info on the net it looks like a mkVi made to mkvii spec.
Anyone ?
A good book on using the 5x4 Micro Technical is CAMERA MOVEMENTS by George L Wakefield. The 5x4 Mk VI is used in book but the information will be useful for the newer models too.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...orge+wakefield
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The lens dates to 1957, the camera body is a MkVI I think judging by the SN. I'd have to check Basil Skinners book.

Ian
Perfect....year I was born.
I had a look at the archive info and thought it would most likely be late 57 or 58 for the body.
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A good book on using the 5x4 Micro Technical is CAMERA MOVEMENTS by George L Wakefield. The 5x4 Mk VI is used in book but the information will be useful for the newer models too.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...orge+wakefield
Thanks for the info.....I'll check it out.
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Got it........nice little book. Rather tatty ex library but good info inside.
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I am thinking about buying a MPP camera there seems to be some different models ,whats the best ,and what lenses do you use ,and is the camera easy to use ....,


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I am thinking about buying a MPP camera there seems to be some different models ,what's the best ,and what lenses do you use ,and is the camera easy to use ....,
MPP made cameras in 6x6 cm sq (12 on 120), 5" x 4" Microtechnical, various models, and a 5" x 4" Monorail, which became standard issue to MoD photographers for a period. I have a Microtechnical and a Monorail. The Microtechnical models can be used hand-held, and can be rangefinder focused. The Monorail is focused by ground glass, and I can't imagine it being hand-held. I found a firm tripod very necessary to keep the (Microtechnical) camera aligned when changing from focusing to shooting.

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http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Microcord

When I bought my Microtechnical MkVII, I was expecting better results than I regularly got from 35mm film - I was disappointed, until I bought modern lenses - and then my local E6 processor closed...

Perhaps best if you find a camera you're interested in, and then ask here for our views.
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