I have a few questions regarding Tech Cams. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A little background:
I used to shoot panoramic shots on a Fuji GX617 and absolutely loved it. However, I decided to move on to digital while my camera still had some value. I sold the system. I purchased an IQ180/645DF setup. I've had tiling issues with the IQ180 but after a return to the mother land in Europe, it is fixed. The 645DF thing is another issue. I haven't been too pleased with the camera in general as I know a lot of people are. I know that it might get replaced this fall at Photokina but am now considering a switch to a Tech Cam for the tilt/shift options. I am not sold on focus stacking either as I just don't want to head down that road now.
So here are my questions:
First, with OpTechs now out of business, where can you purchase an ALPA STC or any ALPA stuff in the States?
I really want to achieve the 617 format. When I used the Fuji GX617, I really only used one lens even though I had more. If I were to only buy one lens to stitch with the 12 STC and get the 617 format with around 90-115 degrees of coverage, what is the right lens to get?
With the LCC profiles for these wide angle lenses, has the lens above been proven with the IQ180? I have heard that some have serious issues with color cast.
Does anyone know anything about the improvements ALPA might introduce at Photokina?
Thanks for reading and the advice.