others coming soon, just waiting to see whats announced at Photokina
The Alpa web site has been update with photos and pricing for the new products.
I think I hereby christen the 12 STC as mini-Max
I do like the look of the level on it though. My wallet just ran off whimpering under the sofa.
In all seriousness I can see this appealing to anyone not needing shifts on both axis. A month or so back that might have been me (although I'm glad I did get the max though).
Last edited by GrahamWelland; 18th September 2010 at 15:41.
Yeah a decent addition, though quite why they couldn't give it 10mm of rise as well, I don't know. Other than not eating the Max's market.
The new body is also getting closer to what Cambo came up with in their compact stitching model. Except that does rise too...
One thing nobody mentions about stitch lenses is that are effectively two for price of one. A 90mm digitar-s is a great standard/portrait lens, but when stitched over 2+frames becomes effectively a wide angle.
The Cambo actually provides larger (or roughly the same) movements than the Alpa Max (with regular lenses) in a much more compact body.
Max: 25mm rise | 18mm fall | +/- 18mm lateral (i.e. 43mm vertical | 36mm lateral)
WRS: 25mm rise | 15mm fall | +/- 20mm lateral (i.e. 40mm vertical | 40mm lateral)
Max: 206 x 177 mm (weight 1.2 kg body only)
WRS: 165 x 155 mm (weight 1.2 kg body only - but the handles are an integrated part of the body)
exactly. This is why I don't need for instance a 35mm lens... as the 47XL easily covers the respective field of view. Though you can't stitch all the time of course...One thing nobody mentions about stitch lenses is that are effectively two for price of one. A 90mm digitar-s is a great standard/portrait lens, but when stitched over 2+frames becomes effectively a wide angle.
The next lens wider than the 47mm that makes sense for me is the new Super Digitar 28mm. But that is really wide and I don't need such an extreme field of view very often.
Last edited by thomas; 19th September 2010 at 03:52.