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    Looking for Alpa lenses

    Not sure what i am doing but if anyone has a Alpa lens they are looking to sell let me know. I have a itch and not sure i want to scratch it.
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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    i take it my fedex showed up?

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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Yes it did and you should get yours tomorrow. I'm still debating this. I think the Mamiya 28mm makes the most sense. Of course i can't find one. The Alpa sounds okay until you get to the lenses and there is no cheap way around it I can find. They want 1400 to convert a lens to Alpa.
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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Hopefully, the next version of C1 will have a little extra for the 28 corners that some have been complaining about. If so, the 28 would have to be a strong option.

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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Can't talk to the mammy 28 but the Hassy 28 4,0 is superb. Big as hell but big images as well.

    Woody

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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Guy - there is only 2 things you need to know about the Alpa system ( I will say six things for completeness) :

    1. Buy a nice 12W series body - because they are sexy. Pay up for the viewfinder cos it makes the camera even sexier (AND it WORKS) - DO NOT buy a TS because even though with it you will make EXACTLY the same shots - they aren't as sexy.
    2. You only need ONE lens that will be a 35. The Schneider 35 is sharper than any razor blade you have ever used.
    3. IF you are a seriously F$^$#@ed up gear head you will also lust after the 24 from Schneider - it is wide - but you wont use it much cos it is wiiiiiiide. Which means now you will want one..and no I am not selling either LOL
    4. If you are still reading - I will tell you a secret...dont buy the 47mm or longer focal lengths - they are NOT interesting or better than what you have on your MF system.
    5. IF you ignore what Petey says - don't blame me when you figure out that yeah..all I need is one lens.
    6. I haven't ever tried the Rodenstock 28 - but like the 24 you cant shift with this lens.If you don't want/need shift- try one out - it may be the one lens for you.

    Good luck - the good thing about Alpa is that it makes the cost of MFD backs look reasonable

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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Crap Peter I did completely the opposite. LOL

    But that is okay I had to take the cheapest route in first. This is a experiment
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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Guy - Did you jump on the 12TC?

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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Never Kiss and tell. LOL

    Men have to keep some secrets.
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    Re: Looking for Alpa lenses

    Peter,
    your wrong about the 28 Rodenstock!
    You can shift with that lens.
    Cheers,
    Willem.

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