Wow Dan! That looks like a lot of fun to shoot.
Very cool Dan!, what is the blue band for?
The edge of the IQ and Credo backs tend to rest on whatever surface you put the camera down on. It's liable to scratches over time in my experience. I've been thinking about doing something similar (I've used gaffer tape) after my own back got a few marks on it. On the Credo it can also prevent hitting the on/off switch ...
Dan, make sure that you lock that release button
Ah - I see, thanks Graham. I usually don't put it down on a surface, the IQ and 35XL goes direct from bag to tripod, but I see what you mean.
Took me a couple of minutes to work it out, since the tripod plate mount looked odd.
But of course it's because you're using the TC rather than the 11mm adpater
No fewer than 6 interfaces between lens and back there!
You folks are doing nothing to diminish my FPS lust Only my pent up IQ260 lust is stronger right now
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Thanks guys I do not think I have ever used any type of camera that inspires more for experimentation and think-outside-the-box setups.
Graham is spot on regarding the rubberband. It acts as a cornerprotection and with small techlenses it dips backwards when put on a table and then the back rests on the rubber. I am extremely careful with my gear, still have the original sheet of plastic protection for the display! The ON button is easy to push by mistake and with the rubberband this is less of a problem.
The cool thing of using Hassy lenses is that I can have simultaneous shift and tilt/swing. On these pictures I use the TC and tilt adaptor but could ofcourse used the SWA or even the MAX instead.
I have only just seen the first images from the Distagon 4/40 IF, but the result is not bad. Not bad at all.....
I wonder if ALPA will start doing HPF rings for these alternative wide angles?
Dan - please talk me into this new alpa gizmo - tell us all what you like about it and how you think you might use it.
I have only just started to use it, so I will avoid any in depth analysis. However, as a first and initial impression it is OUTSTANDING. I have been used to the classical Alpas for quite some time and the Schneider tech lenses, thus, the FPS and non-tech lenses will have a tough game to play.
Right now I am trying out my Hassy V lenses and the Distagon 4/40 IF is up there in resolution. Haven't done distortion tests yet, but it will be a landscape lens anyway.
The Schneider PC-TS 90 is razorsharp and it really is handy to have all the movements right there in the lens.
I could actually see myself with a two lens setup in the future - PC-TS 28 + PC-TS 90 + FPS + CREDO 60 and call it a day. I could probably do 85% of my work with these two lenses and for the rest - I could have a beer instead
I am only beginning to explore the FPS but the feel is tremendous and the possibilities endless.
If you try one - you buy one!
When I briefly tried one, my most memorable highlight was the incredible smoothness of the shutter. Given that its a Mamiya shutter that impressed me.
It's built like its made of pure unobtanium - incredibly solid feeling and I personally drank the downloadable firmware update potential kool aid. They've designed this camera for flexibility and with future proof approach.
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Well, Alpa has a reputation for burning a hole in your wallet - now I see why
Dan, if you would mount the Hasselblad 40 with a Mirex Hasselblad V - Canon EF TS adapter on a Canon mount to the Alpa FPS, you would get +/- 16mm shift and tilt with that lens (and any other V lens).
I have only just started to try shifts with the Distagon 40 IF, but it seems like 10mm shift on the long side is perfectly alright and usable - after that it gradually starts to soften up and vignette. Overall the IF is pretty impressive even with the mighty 60mp back.
Thx Dan and Gerald, ooookay, I see, I did not know that it would be possible to combine Hassi V lenses + Alpa TS adapter + Alpa cam + Alpa FPS.
But I plan to visit Alpa CH end of May to test the FPS with the IQ180 and my EF mount based shift lenses (Canon 17TSE, 24TSE, Contax 35 + Mirex EF, HB 50FLE + Mirex EF, HB 100 + Mirex EF). Looking forward to discover that new tool/toy.
Btw, would be very interesting to compare the shifted corner quality of the Contax 35 and the Hassi V CFE 40 IF but I don't have one on hand (only the CF 40 FLE / CFE 40 which is not so impressive).
It will be interesting with your findings matching the FPS with your lenses!
I have the DISTAGON 40 IF as well and find it to be an outstanding lens .
Unfortunately I can only use that lens with my V-SYSTEM bodies .
As I use HASSELBLAD CFV backs , I can use the lens correction function in PHOCUS . I don't know , if this function is available for P1 or LEAF files .
Might be that ALPA comes up with some new lens corrections for the mostly used lenses with the FPS .
Regards . Jόrgen .
My Max & SK47XL
Leica | Angenieux | Alpa | Rodenstock | Schneider | Phase One
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is this tech Cam?
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I had a chance to try out the Arca Swiss RM3D and eModule Cloud solution this weekend along with an IQ260 prototype.
I found it very interesting and couldn't keep my eyes off it
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None of them were mine unfortunately and I was just trying them out for the weekend. The girl was a very scenic photobomb while I was shooting long exposures around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. No trace of her remained in the 30 minute exposures
Btw, the eCloud module seems like it works once you've calibrated it for infinity. I'm not tempted away from my Alpa and Distometer but it was interesting to try something different. The glass is all the same after all.
I preferred my crop of the scene above but here's the reality:
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A little disappointing the chick is posing for the guy with the iPhone. You spend all that money on the ultimate babe magnet and the guy with the Fort Escort beats you to the punch. Maybe it is because you forgot your Cube. The P series heads are great, but are not as magnetic.
I am rather busy with building my farm house at the moment so don't check in much. Thank you for your reply. I have decided to 'take the plunge' and buy my version of an elephant gun back an IQ260 in Mamiya mount for use with my tech camera gear.
The FPS looks perfect for me because I can use a variety of lenses with and without movement ...keep us posted on the stuff you end up doing. I wonder how you go about 'framing' the shot you intend to make using the FPS?
All the best
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
Love mine :-)
Horseman SW-D II Pro
Lee 100 mm Filter + 105 mm Pol Filter attached
Kapture One "one shot cable release"
Phase One P45+
An old Berlebach wooden tripod
Manfrotto 410 gear head
Thank you for this personal message.
"Cool camera setup, may i ask what camera and stitching back this is"
if it may be interest to other.
the camera is Mamiya RB67 Pro SD with the shifting adapter.
I have named it RB shifting adapter it was designed since Phase One
light Phase back in 1990-2000 as I can remember.
it is directly mounted to the RB camera with infinity focusing on the normal
Shifting left and right 20mm.
Shifting up and dowd 18mm.
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All my old Mamiya collections are come back to live again with FPS.
I mean ALL! Plus tilt, swing, rise, fall and shift.
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