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ALPA 12 FPS - Focal Plane Shutter

   

   

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"THE MORE I USE THE ALPA FPS THE MORE I LIKE IT."

Mark Dubovoy - Essay on Luminous Landscape, July 2013

 

The Toolbox

The ALPA 12 FPS (focal plane shutter) opens the door into a new dimension: from the modular camera platform to the open toolbox. The ALPA 12 FPS is a shutter module when it is used together with another ALPA 12 camera. It is, however, also an independent camera when it is combined on its own with a back, a lens and a suitable adapter. This opens up the use of brand-new or fond old lenses from dozens of different manufacturers of optical systems – with or without a central shutter and with or without manual or electronic aperture control. Plus a free choice of format – only limited by the image circles of the lenses and by the sensor sizes. Multi exposure capability adds artistic functionality not seen like this in digital medium format photography.

The ALPA 12 FPS is a joy to use with superb ergonomics and unique functionality. 

NEW ALPA HELP PAGE

pdfInstruction Manual
ALPA_FPS_Manual_200-a.pdf / 3.6 MB

pdfThe FPS in Use
ALPA_captions_designpreis_g_rgb.pdf / 642.1 KB

pdfOverview FPS and Adapters
ALPA_FPS_Schemen_20130923.pdf / 924.3 KB


Design Prize Switzerland Edition 2013/2014: 

RADO product design award for
ALPA and ALPA 12 FPS


Unique Combinations

A unique range of combination of possibilities of digital backs up to 80 MP and a huge number of medium format lenses and 35 mm lenses. ALPA Rodenstock, ALPA Schneider, Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad V, Mamiya 645. Super wide-angle, telephoto - the choice is (almost) limitless. Compatible with multishot backs up to 200 megapixels.

 

 

Free Format, extreme low vibration

Free format selection - only limited by the lens image circle and by the sensor format. Extremely low-vibration, integrated focal plane shutter up to 1/4000 second. Alternatively a Copal leaf shutter of the lens can be used.

 

Shift/Tilt/Swing

Shift/Tilt/Swing available in a wide range of options with corresponding lenses or within the comprehensive ALPA-12 platform.

 


ALPA tilt/swing adapter 0° - 5°, 17 mm
ALPA tilt/swing adapter 0° - 5°, 17 mm

2x5° from side to side, movement in every of all four directions (up/down/left/right), for macro use and for short barrel 17 lenses if infinity must be reach 

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Expandability - Future Proof

Continually expanded functions with firmware upgrades; for example, network capability, remote control option, digital multiple exposures, ALPA Scripting Language.

 

 

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