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    I hate you guys

    I just spent more than my first car (which I bought new) buying an Alpa and P45.

    You should all take a long hard look at yourselves leaving young single-income me in the poor-house.

    Posting all those sexy tech cameras and the resulting images - I'm looking at you Dan Lindberg.

    Bad, bad people.

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    Re: I hate you guys

    Congratulation .
    But . . . . this is only the start . Get prepared to spend even more money and starve to death for good gear and images . This is independant of the brand .
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    You will see when you start purchasing all the little goodies and rodi lenses . Don't worry I sold all my cars to have my Alpa

    Good thing is that your Alpa will hold its value far more than your car will!

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    You need an appropriate income to buy this stuff.

    If you don't, sell your Alpa to the bad people.

    Be happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrice View Post
    I just spent more than my first car (which I bought new) buying an Alpa and P45.

    You should all take a long hard look at yourselves leaving young single-income me in the poor-house.

    Posting all those sexy tech cameras and the resulting images - I'm looking at you Dan Lindberg.

    Bad, bad people.



    A BIG congratulation on a great body and back It will serve you well and hopefully inspire to great imagery!

    You 'can' consider yourself lucky in one department.....how to store/carry your stuff. I'm struggling to make it comfortable and logical. Right now I am custombuilding a big case, but it will not fit....I just took a snap right at it and behind there are plenty more..... All boxes completely full....


    Ps. feel free to pm me on anything Alpa
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    Congratulations on the Alpa, I am very very proud of the fact that my alpa kit actually cost more than the house I own! I think it shows great character and a real understanding of what's important in life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Ps. feel free to pm me on anything Alpa
    Or sandwich boxes!
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    PM'ing you is what got me in this mess Dan!

    It's ok though, I'm very excited, still a few weeks since Alpa are re-making the 35 APO-Digitar for me. The 52mm thread is far more convenient for me than the 72mm of the 36 APO-Switar.

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    Congratulations on your Alpa!

    I understand that the P45 is a great trade-in on the IQ260....

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    Re: I hate you guys

    Quote Originally Posted by thrice View Post
    I just spent more than my first car (which I bought new) buying an Alpa and P45.

    You should all take a long hard look at yourselves leaving young single-income me in the poor-house.

    Posting all those sexy tech cameras and the resulting images - I'm looking at you Dan Lindberg.

    Bad, bad people.

    Just wait until your "friends" talk you into getting married and having kids. You'll move from the poor-house annex to the main building.
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    That's okay - you'll hate us even more as the talk of lenses and maybe upgrading that back to an IQ gets underway. Congratulations by the way!

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    Congrats!
    That is what I shoot, a Max and a P45. I have the Schneider's 47, 72 and currently waiting on delivery all the way from Australia for my 28.
    Welcome to the club.

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    Geeez, only on GetDPI.

    It's like a housewarming or baby shower. Where else could you receive so many warm congratulations on the arrival of the new baby Alpa into the household?


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    Re: I hate you guys

    Inquiring minds want to know: which ALPA?

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    Re: I hate you guys

    Quote Originally Posted by thrice View Post
    I just spent more than my first car (which I bought new) buying an Alpa and P45.

    You should all take a long hard look at yourselves leaving young single-income me in the poor-house.

    Posting all those sexy tech cameras and the resulting images - I'm looking at you Dan Lindberg.

    Bad, bad people.

    Spoken like a true addict. Welcome to the maximum insecurity ward. Be careful of the advice from the inmates. A friendly bunch, to be sure, but medical advice from the patient is not always the best.
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    Congrat on your new camera!
    You are not alone in blaming Dan for damaging your retairements fund.

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    I dont even want to look at how expensive an Alpa, lens, and digital back might be, never mind the rest of the junk you have to buy to take advantage of it properly. I thought spending $7000 for an M9 was kinda wacky. Of course, I did it anyway... =8^0

    But heck, good luck with it! I hope it proves worth the expense for your photography!

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    You don't need no stinking car to make photographs.

    A dumpy little house can be thought of as a nice camera option ... someplace to store the stuff.

    Family and kids are over rated. All they do is suck up your gear money and shooting time, are ungrateful, then later move back in to your dumpy little house with a pregnant wife, and it starts all over again. Kids are like fly paper, you can't get them off your hands.

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    congratulations!

    that's what i like here - it's the only place where you can get standing ovations for such an invest, while your ordinary friends (or family members) are delivering you to psychiatric ward ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    Inquiring minds want to know: which ALPA?
    I ummed and ahh'd for at least a month, flipflopping between the stc and the swa.

    However, the siren call was too great in the end and I went with the swa for a combination off looks, ergonomics and extent of single direction shift.
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    Dante lit another one up.LOL

    In the tradition of the MF GetDPI folks let me be the first to just say your ****ed now.

    I'm pretty blunt so please laugh. Good luck and that SWA is one sexy hottie of metal and wood.

    Okay let's see some bloody images. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    You don't need no stinking car to make photographs.

    A dumpy little house can be thought of as a nice camera option ... someplace to store the stuff.

    Family and kids are over rated. All they do is suck up your gear money and shooting time, are ungrateful, then later move back in to your dumpy little house with a pregnant wife, and it starts all over again. Kids are like fly paper, you can't get them off your hands.

    Damn we may have to quote that and post somewhere. That was good. Lol
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    Congratulations Daniel, welcome in the club. I've seen and enjoyed many of your Leica images. I'm sure the new "toy" will serve you well.

    Cheers, -Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    In the tradition of the MF GetDPI folks let me be the first to just say your ****ed now.
    Thanks how are your kidneys Guy? Let me know if you're interested in a spare, for the right price.

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    Okay let's see some bloody images. Lol
    I am itching to shoot with it, probably 3 week wait until it arrives at the doorstep

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    Re: I hate you guys

    No, we mean images of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    No, we mean images of it.
    Haha
    It will resemble this, however with a P45 and the black rosewood handles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrice View Post
    I just spent more than my first car (which I bought new) buying an Alpa and P45.

    You should all take a long hard look at yourselves leaving young single-income me in the poor-house.

    Have some children. Once they grow up a bit, you can sell their parts for new gear...

    Congrats!

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    Buying a P45+ Myself with my own money at 20 did the same to me! I was eating Ramen for months
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerimar View Post
    Buying a P45+ Myself with my own money at 20 did the same to me! I was eating Ramen for months
    Meh, you whipper-snappers have it easy these days.

    Why, back when I went to art school I'd play poker in the student lounge with my measly lunch money ... and either eat and have that tube of paint I needed, or have nothing to eat or to paint with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Meh, you whipper-snappers have it easy these days.

    Why, back when I went to art school I'd play poker in the student lounge with my measly lunch money ... and either eat and have that tube of paint I needed, or have nothing to eat or to paint with.

    True story

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    I remember getting my meals by taking a work-study job as a short order cook in the cafeteria, and visiting the local bars' happy hours, one after another. That left my weekly paycheck for film and chemistry... :-)

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    Congrats!!! Alpa and P surely a perfect landscape combo.
    You won't miss your car I guarantee :-)
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    I am extremely happy with the Swa. I don't miss the TC and don't find much difference carrying one or the other, they fit in the same bag (i will take a picture of the swa in its small delsey toppix 260 bag, quite the opposite from Dan's mobile warehouse;-)). Rise of the swa open new possibilities. I am surprised by the quality of handheld files, 1/30 is often good even with the p65. Also it is easy to rise handheld.
    For negative rise, I tried to hold the camera upside down, that was funny but no success.
    Only point I would change is the synch cable of the Phase back, that is too long for the swa and that doesn't goes vertically but backwards (less convenient to wear around the neck).
    Congratulations for your new camera !
    Otherwise, I love this forum which showed me the existence of this camera.
    Perhaps my wife hates you ;-)

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    Dan, your gain is MY GAIN :-) I love the 110 SS XL. I did a test run against the 90mm/8 Nikkor and to be honest, for the stuff I do on the 4x5, that's no practical difference, but now that frees up the 90 for other purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyen View Post
    You won't miss your car I guarantee :-)
    I am quite lucky that work give me a car

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    3 week wait! thats rough! I always try and do overnight just to not deal with this kind of pain

    Quote Originally Posted by thrice View Post
    Thanks how are your kidneys Guy? Let me know if you're interested in a spare, for the right price.



    I am itching to shoot with it, probably 3 week wait until it arrives at the doorstep

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpballer View Post
    3 week wait! thats rough! I always try and do overnight just to not deal with this kind of pain
    How do you get the engineers at Alpa to custom make things overnight for you!? Ship them cake laced with amphetamines?
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    Daniel,

    Congratulations! The slippery slope of technical camera lens lust awaits you ...
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"
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    Congratulation on your first Alpa. Hopefully it will be a great experience for you. I also was not sure which model to get but in the end I went with the SWA for handheld with my lens shifted up. I also reverse my lens and digital back to use it like a STC for stitching.

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    Most interesting!

    Are you using V adaptor meant for a DB to use with a Hasselblad filmback? Or is there a specific Hassy filmback adaptor?

    Quote Originally Posted by FASTPIC View Post
    Congratulation on your first Alpa. Hopefully it will be a great experience for you. I also was not sure which model to get but in the end I went with the SWA for handheld with my lens shifted up. I also reverse my lens and digital back to use it like a STC for stitching.

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    Dan,
    I use just the regular Hasselblad V adapter for my Hasselblad A12 film back. This is not the most convenient way to use the film magazine, but the ALPA camera allows me to use such super-wide angle lens on the full square A12 film back that my Hasselblad is limited by itself. It is the looks that I go after and this combo works for me despite the fact that such lens is considered to have small image circle and incapable of covering just a nearly full frame 645 digital sensor. For me in birth, life seeks way to live that we cannot confine to boundary.

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    But...is the filmplane in the correct position? Is your focusing scale on the Alpa lenses correct also with this setup? Infinity is infinity...?

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    Dan,
    I use just the regular Hasselblad V adapter for my Hasselblad A12 film back. This is not the most convenient way to use the film magazine, but the ALPA camera allows me to use such super-wide angle lens on the full square A12 film back that my Hasselblad is limited by itself. It is the looks that I go after and this combo works for me despite the fact that such lens is considered to have small image circle and incapable of covering just a nearly full frame 645 digital sensor. For me in birth, life seeks way to live that we cannot confine to boundary.

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    I feel your pain. Dan, Guy and Jack have done more damage to the wallets of unsuspecting zealots than we will ever know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etrump View Post
    I feel your pain. Dan, Guy and Jack have done more damage to the wallets of unsuspecting zealots than we will ever know.
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    That really is interesting, I have a V mount DB on my STC and I've been resisting the extremely high price of an Alpa film back, I have no idea why I didn't think of experimenting with the A12 back!

    Thanks for opening my rather slow mind to this option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FASTPIC View Post
    Dan,
    I use just the regular Hasselblad V adapter for my Hasselblad A12 film back. This is not the most convenient way to use the film magazine, but the ALPA camera allows me to use such super-wide angle lens on the full square A12 film back that my Hasselblad is limited by itself. It is the looks that I go after and this combo works for me despite the fact that such lens is considered to have small image circle and incapable of covering just a nearly full frame 645 digital sensor. For me in birth, life seeks way to live that we cannot confine to boundary.

    Best Regards,

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    The camera kit including P45 should arrive next week
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    is that 7 more sleeps?



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    Probably more like 4 or 5

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    can't wait to see some first pictures!

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    Of course, as soon as I spend the (let's be frank) substantial amount required to enter into the Alpa+MFDB world, a tonne of unforeseen unrelated expenses come up.
    I'm keeping above water, barely. But my stress levels sure are high.

    Off to London and Germany next week, hopefully that will take the edge off.

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    The Alpa is the 'Morgan' of cameras and you have chosen the best of the bodies to start with - well done - 35 Schneider + P45+ perfecto.
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