More out of curiosity than anything else, but is anyone still shooting Tech Cam with film?!
I often shoot with my Alpa TC using my Alpa 66x44mm film back. The results from digital are as outstanding as expected but even my film processor comments on the amazing quality of chromes shot with this camera. I normally use the Schneider 47mm XL Digitar and just hyper-focal focus with it. I also use the Alpa optical viewfinder. I will often shoot it handheld using Portra 400 or off a tripod with Velvia.
Now it has to be said though that for every frame I shoot with film on the Alpa I probably shoot 250+ with my digital back.
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AFAIK Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz are still using their Alpa 12WA and SWA cameras with film.
Not an Alpa, but I shoot a Linhof Techno with a Horseman 6x7cm film back. I LOVE this setup and use a 90mm HR and 55mm APO, scanned on an Imacon 949. Great results and I guess Alpa would be the same. That is, superb.
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I am looking into building a Cambo setup to shoot film!
Love that 20 x 24. Where do you get your film? Does anybody make polaroid type film for 20 x 24? I've seen beautiful examples.
I want to get a film back soon if that helps
ALPA has some nice film lens to accommodate your full frame film back sizes. The one that I use is the Schneider Super-Angulon 47mm F5.6 XL. This lens has huge image circle. My wish is to adapt a 6x12 film back onto my ALPA.
Would 6x12 work? The aperture on the camera body is only around 7.5-8cm square - would it not vignette?
Arca-Swiss, has the advantage here with their R-Line camera design, and the ability to shoot 6X9 film backs with Rm3di and Rm2d. With the RL3di, up to 4X5 film is possible, so 6X12 would work with this body only.
Cambo and Alpa work with 6X7 only.
Here too frequently shooting 6x7 negs with a Rm3d & SK60
Anybody know if 6x9 is possible with a Cambo WRS?
I'm regulary working with the ALPA STC w/6x9-back. Slows me down, let's me see in a different way. Last year I did these images for a book
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