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    Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    I finally got my 12TC.
    I tried a Domke F5XB with the Finder taken off and it does fit.
    But I want a better solution that let me carry a iPad as well.

    Any suggestions?



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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Look at a J803 Domke. I can carry my DF/back/ lens plus a extra lens
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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    J 803 could fit a DF

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Yup
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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    I struggled trying to find a bag to accept the Alpa WITH the viewfinder, lens & back attached. I'm sure there's one out there for walk around use but I have yet to come across it. The best I've come up with so far for my use with the STC and 3x lenses is a Lowepro Slingshot but even with this bag I remove the VF (in my case the iPhone adapter). The Alpa isn't very big in itself but the volume with the viewfinder and grip attached does end up being significantly different than even a large DSLR. Removing and reattaching the optical viewfinder is a complete pain in the a$$ after a while.
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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    I like the small piece for the wake up cable on your TC. I have the wake up grip but it makes things much larger. Is that a standard Alpa part?

    Edit:
    Just found it on the Alpa site.....of course in the discontinued items section.

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Terry,

    The holder is an ALPA part: http://www.alpa.ch/en/products/misce...up-holder.html.

    It mounts on a standard accessory shoe, which in the case of an ALPA, reauires a second part: http://www.alpa.ch/en/products/misce...adapter-3.html

    Steve

    P.S. Of course, the cool kids use KG Oneshot cables. Doesn't look as nice, but works better, or at least easier. Photo here: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...41&postcount=1

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post

    P.S. Of course, the cool kids use KG Oneshot cables.
    Or just carry a bunch of batteries and use zero latency mode and avoid the spaghetti completely
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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Thanks Steve -
    I just edited my post above when I found it on the site. It take three parts When you include the special wake up cable. So the grand total would be CH550 or $620....

    The current wakeup grip that I have makes holding the TC so good that this would make for a very expensive experiment in going smaller.

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Or just carry a bunch of batteries and use zero latency mode and avoid the spaghetti completely
    I thought zero latency can lead to the back running much warmer and then results in more noise.

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I thought zero latency can lead to the back running much warmer and then results in more noise.
    Not really. Mine is set to power save and I don't have any noise build up at all. I have to wake it up if it powers down but not with every shot. It just sucks batteries.

    I also have the KG one-shot which works pretty well but it's another bit of kit dangling in the wind and getting in the way of the lens controls. The Alpa single shot alternative looks nice but spendy for what it is. However, I can buy a LOT of batteries for these cable costs.
    Last edited by GrahamWelland; 15th May 2011 at 08:18. Reason: Losing my mind - Stephen doesn't have the Alpa release but I do know who does ... :-)
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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Sorry, Graham, I meant some of the cool kids.

    Obviously, others use zero latency.

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    you guys should talk to me about these extra bits; alpa prices are a joke.

    after Graham's post about the PIA for connecting the viewfinder (two knurled screws) it is making me re-think the solution I have going for mounting my i-phone adapter, to the Alpa.

    my adapter has a hot-shoe foot, since it was designed for the Cambo which has a hot shoe. For the Arca, i am making an alternate base that fits the Arca clamp; for the Alpa, the options seem to be:

    1. buy the alpa hot shoe adapter ($280!!)
    2. I can offer an alternate base for my I-phone holder that screws onto the body just like the viewfinder or the Alpa HS adapter
    3. I offer a custom hot-shoe adapter that fits the alpa and my I-phone holder that you leave on the camera for about $75

    by the way, I expect to have the first production run of i-phone holders ready next week

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    Sorry, Graham, I meant some of the cool kids.
    Obviously, others use zero latency.
    True - I've never been accused of being one of the cool kids
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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    ......
    P.S. Of course, the cool kids use KG Oneshot cables. Doesn't look as nice, but works better, or at least easier. Photo here: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...41&postcount=1
    Steve, could you show a picture of how you've mounted the KG cables to the TC, what is the read cable on the left?

    Thanks, -Peter

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    Re: Bag for ALPA12TC and DB and maybe a iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    you guys should talk to me about these extra bits; alpa prices are a joke.

    after Graham's post about the PIA for connecting the viewfinder (two knurled screws) it is making me re-think the solution I have going for mounting my i-phone adapter, to the Alpa.

    my adapter has a hot-shoe foot, since it was designed for the Cambo which has a hot shoe. For the Arca, i am making an alternate base that fits the Arca clamp; for the Alpa, the options seem to be:

    1. buy the alpa hot shoe adapter ($280!!)
    2. I can offer an alternate base for my I-phone holder that screws onto the body just like the viewfinder or the Alpa HS adapter
    3. I offer a custom hot-shoe adapter that fits the alpa and my I-phone holder that you leave on the camera for about $75

    by the way, I expect to have the first production run of i-phone holders ready next week
    Alpa pricing is always a joke.
    But I couldn't find a better wake up solution unless I switch to a P65+ or leaf, which is a different story.
    iPhone adapter is about $200 more than the iPhone

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