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    iPhone and Holder for Alpa

    Do any of you use this setup? I've tried the app (don't have the holder) and find it compelling but in reality it still only gets me close and further adjustments have to be made. My longest lens is a 150mm and even though that lens is a small rectangle in the viewer it may be all that's necessary. Would be great to hear from any users.....

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    Re: iPhone and Holder for Alpa

    The holder costs more than an iPhone at the moment. Alpa's prices can be ludicrous, as we all know.

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    Re: iPhone and Holder for Alpa

    Victor,

    John Milch (jlm) makes an iPhone holder. I don't know what the final price is, but it seems like a nice solution, including parallax adjustment. See http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showth...iphone+adapter

    And here's a thread regarding the ALPA version: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showth...=iPhone+holder. It may include some discussion of John's as well.

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    Re: iPhone and Holder for Alpa

    I use the iPhone holder (as per the thread linked by Stephen). In general it works extremely well with the Alpa and is more accurate and easier to use than an optical finder as you use longer focal lengths.

    The one major issue for me though is actually the reflectiveness of the iPhone itself. There are lighting conditions where you can't see the iPhone display due to it being over powered by your own reflection. Maybe there are some anti-reflective iPhone coatings that can solve this - I'll often just use the optical finder instead when this happens. The other approach is to use a hoodman 2.5" loupe which I also use with my P40+ display.
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    Re: iPhone and Holder for Alpa

    mine are available with a hot shoe mount, arca mount or alpa mount

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    shown here tilted down for parallax correction. in landscape mode


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