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    New Alpa Products

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    Re: New Alpa Products

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    What is different on the new Schneider 120N compared to the existing one that seems to have a much longer helical?
    Also when will the much anticipated T/S helicals for sub 80 mm lenses be announced?
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    Re: New Alpa Products

    In the newsletter it says:

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    As every second year Photokina in Cologne will be the most important milestone for the photographic industry. The 2012 issue will take place in fall (18th to 23rd September).

    ALPA intends to launch several novelties by then. As always they will be integrated into the existing ALPA 12 platform to the greatest possible extent. We will communicate further details once the development has reached the appropriate level.

    Nevertheless we can confirm the introduction of a tilt/swing solution for several wide angle lenses. This addition to the existing 2x6 and 2x12 tilt/swing adapters should become available in Q2 2012. Stay tuned!
    So at least it's confirmed from Alpa.

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    Thierry had already confirmed this in several postings.

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    Always great to see new products being introduced to the market for MF gear. Thanks for posting this for our members.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    For non Alpa users for the iPhone bracket i just saw a adapter for the hot shoe . Very smart of Alpa.

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    I too am curious what the difference is. I may want to fill a gap below my 150mm, and I think a 120 and 90 would do quite nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupho View Post
    Thierry
    What is different on the new Schneider 120N compared to the existing one that seems to have a much longer helical?
    Also when will the much anticipated T/S helicals for sub 80 mm lenses be announced?
    Thanks
    Grischa

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    Dear Grischa,

    The new Schneider 120 mm N Aspheric has a complete new optical design, according to Schneider, this giving a higher resolution. Tests have shown this, a higher sharpness as compared to the old 120 mm N.
    In addition to the higher resolution, the maximum aperture of 5,6 has been optimized.

    There is not yet any technical data sheet available from Schneider.

    Best regards
    Thierry

    Quote Originally Posted by rupho View Post
    Thierry
    What is different on the new Schneider 120N compared to the existing one that seems to have a much longer helical?
    Also when will the much anticipated T/S helicals for sub 80 mm lenses be announced?
    Thanks
    Grischa
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    Re: New Alpa Products

    No! Bad Thierry! Stop it!

    *hides wallet from self*

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    Thanks Thierry
    I had been waiting for a while since the upgrade rumors were circulating a few month back.
    I am quite surprised how much shorter it appears compared to the old N version. Is there any info on how the macro capabilities are in combination with an additional spacer.
    Grischa

    Quote Originally Posted by TH_Alpa View Post
    Dear Grischa,

    The new Schneider 120 mm N Aspheric has a complete new optical design, according to Schneider, this giving a higher resolution. Tests have shown this, a higher sharpness as compared to the old 120 mm N.
    In addition to the higher resolution, the maximum aperture of 5,6 has been optimized.

    There is not yet any technical data sheet available from Schneider.

    Best regards
    Thierry

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    does Alpa make some sort of quick connect for the shutter release cable?

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    Re: New Alpa Products

    Grischa,

    The Tilt & Swing solution will be available in the 2nd quarter (April/May/June).

    As for the longer helical: yes, this is a much longer helical, with about 18 mm of displacement against a little more than 6 mm on the old lens.
    We will use exclusively this helical for all Schneider lenses with a longer FL than 120 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupho View Post
    Thierry
    - much longer helical
    - Also when will the much anticipated T/S helicals for sub 80 mm lenses be announced?
    Thanks
    Grischa
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    Re: New Alpa Products

    The "old" lens already had the 18mm helical.

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    Alpa is using the longer one since years, yes. But not others.

    Thierry

    Quote Originally Posted by smei_ch View Post
    The "old" lens already had the 18mm helical.
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    Re: New Alpa Products

    just a note to clarify again 2 important points:

    1. The new by me named T/S solution for lenses with a shorter FL of 80 mm is a TILT and SWING solution (NOT Shift).
    I shall not longer use the term T/S in the future, rather "Tilt and Swing" to avoid any misunderstanding.

    2. Concerning the "much anticipated Helicals" mentioned by Grischa in is post, I wish to clarify following:

    - For all of the lenses concerned by this "Tilt & Swing" solution it is an ADAPTER (for most of it it is an inter-changeable one, for some other lenses a fix built-in design with the lens). In any case, the helicals remain untouched from this adapter.

    Best regards
    Thierry
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    Re: New Alpa Products

    [QUOTE

    - For all of the lenses concerned by this "Tilt & Swing" solution it is an ADAPTER (for most of it it is an inter-changeable one, for some other lenses a fix built-in design with the lens). In any case, the helicals remain untouched from this adapter.
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