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    Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    Hi all -

    Does anyone know what happened to that rumoured/promised tilt (or was it tilt-shift?) adapter for wide angle lenses that was supposedly going to be announced by Alpa?

    I think there was some chat about it here several months ago, with the expectation it would be announced within a couple of weeks.

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    Re: Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    Nope, especially since Thierry dropped off the radar too.

    My guess, photokina. Maybe.

    Btw, unlikely to be an adapter but an alternative mounting assembly for your lens/shutter so I was told. I've heard a rumor (unsubstantiated) that they're working on an alternate body with tilt as another approach but nobody who really knows is saying.
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    Re: Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    They said it would be announced in Q2, so still some time left ....

    I have also heard about a new camera with tilt/shift - separate from the wide-angle tilt solution supposed to be announced here in Q2. But as Graham says - Photokina is probably when we'll see that.

    Cheers, -Peter

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    Re: Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    Thanks guys. It's going to be a long slow summer waiting to see what gets released at Photokina!

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    Re: Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    Patience is one of the most important virtues and anticipation is the most beautiful kind of joy .
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    Re: Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    Haha, nice.

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    Re: Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    Alpa's own press release said "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!"

    Given the '..for several wide angle lenses...' bit, it sounds like it's going to be a new mount or adapter for some lenses - probably ones with a longer flange/sensor distance. If it's a new mount then it's a bit like the approach Cambo have taken - rather than a solution that works with all lenses e.g. Arca RM3D, Linhof Techno etc.

    One thing's for sure, the non T/S mounts already cost big bucks, so if it is a new mount rather than an adapter, you'd better get the kids on eBay now in order to pay for them.

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    Re: Any news on that promised Alpa WA tilt (tilt/shift?) adapter

    I'm just hoping I can have my HRW40 modified and not have to sell/buy etc etc.

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