So I've tested through a lot of the issues and I think Ive nabbed them all.
I added some flocking and it helped tremendously. Things are looking great. Here are some shots from Cape Cod on the beach and the Providence RI Amtrak train station. (BTW - I switched to the Mamiya Press 75mm lens instead of the 50 6.3. The 50 will vignette slightly but not the 75mm).
Next trip... Norway :-)