A few months back, I borrowed an Alpa STC to use with an IQ180. I was blown away by the image quality of the Rodi lenses but the cable release/sync setup really didn't excite me too much not to mention the price of the accessories.
Then, along came the FPS. I really like the quickness that this will add to the tech cam process especially because I mainly shoot panoramic sunsets/sunrises. My hang up is that I really only shoot panoramic 617 format images and the FPS being wider than the other 12 line doesn't have the ability to shift the wider angle lenses with the SB17 lenses. You also loose out on the ability to tilt and swing. Does anyone think that Alpa will ever address this?
If you were to purchase one lens to achieve the 617 panoramic format with 2 stitched shots on the IQ180/FPS with the priority being maximizing depth of field, which lens would you purchase? For example, you could stitch shots with the HR50 using the STC as an attachment but any shorter focal length will not have the ability to do so on the FPS. I could always crop the IQ180 shots but the 617 format cropped out of an IQ180 shot is about 36 megapixels and you are really loosing out on your investment. Just looking for any ideas. Thanks for the help.