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Alpa Linhof backs

jodad

Member
Does anyone know if the Alpa Linhof backs in different film formats (6x6,6x7 & 6x9) have the same physical dimensions? I suppose this would be the same answer for the non alpa modified Linhof backs.
 

dchew

Well-known member
I'm not a big fan of Alpa's new site. They used to have all the dimensions and weights of almost every product. Now it is twice as hard to navigate with half the info.

Here is the film back page:
Every photo looks the same, and here is the Linhof sheet they reference from their website:

I will say, they have always been good about responding to specific email requests. You might try that.

Dave
 

tcdeveau

Well-known member
I'm not a big fan of Alpa's new site. They used to have all the dimensions and weights of almost every product. Now it is twice as hard to navigate with half the info.

Here is the film back page:
Every photo looks the same, and here is the Linhof sheet they reference from their website:

I will say, they have always been good about responding to specific email requests. You might try that.

Dave
+1....I have trouble navigating their new site as well.

As Dave mentioned, the Alpa folks are super friendly and helpful. I'd reach out to them if you get a chance. I've found they usually respond within 24-48 hours.
-Todd
 

f8orbust

Active member
I always found the 'legacy' section useful, but on the new site it doesn't appear to have been populated with anything yet. Or I can't get it to work.

Functionally, I suspect the new site plays much better with the plethora of devices folks browse the internet on these days. But overall, I'm struggling to see what the new site has added designwise. Waiting for images to drop down and expand becomes tedious after about the first 0.0001 seconds, and someone has got carried away with the 'drop shadow' filter, that's for sure.

Jim
 

Alkibiades

Active member
Does anyone know if the Alpa Linhof backs in different film formats (6x6,6x7 & 6x9) have the same physical dimensions? I suppose this would be the same answer for the non alpa modified Linhof backs.
All linhof back have exactly the same dimensions.alpa backs are linhof backs but you oay more for the glued alpa name on it.
The same thing as with the tripod heads.
I would always get the cheaper original product.
 

tcdeveau

Well-known member
All linhof back have exactly the same dimensions.alpa backs are linhof backs but you oay more for the glued alpa name on it.
The same thing as with the tripod heads.
I would always get the cheaper original product.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but with the Alpa/Linhof film backs, aren’t you also paying for the Alpa 12 mount on the back, which the Linhof backs don’t have?

I have one of their branded tripods, but comparing the costs to the novoflex that it is based on, it wasn’t much more than the novoflex itself...at least at the time.
 

jodad

Member
I'm not a big fan of Alpa's new site. They used to have all the dimensions and weights of almost every product. Now it is twice as hard to navigate with half the info.

Here is the film back page:
Every photo looks the same, and here is the Linhof sheet they reference from their website:

I will say, they have always been good about responding to specific email requests. You might try that.

Dave
+1....I have trouble navigating their new site as well.

As Dave mentioned, the Alpa folks are super friendly and helpful. I'd reach out to them if you get a chance. I've found they usually respond within 24-48 hours.
-Todd
thanks guys :) I was about to write to them until I saw the message further down answering the question.

Agree on the site. Someone got sold on super-sexy and forgot the basics.

LOL!
 

tylerallenmohr

Active member
Does anyone know if the Alpa Linhof backs in different film formats (6x6,6x7 & 6x9) have the same physical dimensions? I suppose this would be the same answer for the non alpa modified Linhof backs.
Did Alpa ever offer a 6x6 film back? I've seen mention of it once in another forum's thread from years ago, but can't find any information or even confirm its existence.

*The new Alpa site is terrible.
 
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