Hello, everyone! I'm an ALPA camera lover from China. I usually communicate with the other photographers on Chinese forum, recently one of my friends recommend me this website. I'm very glad to be here to share my experience of using ALPAs and learn new technologies, welcome to communicate!
I started my ALPA life with ALPA 12 SWA & Schneider XL47/5,6 in 2005.Before that I used 35mm camera, e.g. Canon，Nikon，minolta，Contax and Leica...Then I felt that 35mm camera can't fit my demand, so I turn to Hasseblad and Horseman 612.
Before 2005, I have no idea with ALPA, but when I touched the ALPA 12 SWA at the first time, I knew that this was my dream camera. Firm, simple, high quality and the beautiful appearance impressed me deeply. As a result, ALPA is my favorite camera, and then I bought ALPA 12 TC & Helvetar48／5.6，HR35/4.0 lenses, ALPA 12 STC & HR50/4.0 lens.
About at the end of 2005,I started use Leaf Aptus22 digital back at the same time I still use films. But when the PhaseONE P45+ digital back came out, I completely gave up the films. The quality of the pictures and the reliability of the back were very good, but before shooting I must activate the back, this was a disadvantage. Even if I used the ALPA's activate project accessories, it still couldn't capture quick motion
Nowadays, most of my pictures are taken by ALPA 12 STC with PhaseONE IQ180 or P45+ digital back, the shift function is very accurate and convenient, which let me take pictures in whatever format as my wishes, and also can get more pixels.
I put some pictures to share with you, I 'd love to communicate with you about the ALPA's experience and feelings.