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    Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

    More out of curiosity than anything else, but is anyone still shooting Tech Cam with film?!

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    Re: Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

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    I often shoot with my Alpa TC using my Alpa 66x44mm film back. The results from digital are as outstanding as expected but even my film processor comments on the amazing quality of chromes shot with this camera. I normally use the Schneider 47mm XL Digitar and just hyper-focal focus with it. I also use the Alpa optical viewfinder. I will often shoot it handheld using Portra 400 or off a tripod with Velvia.

    Now it has to be said though that for every frame I shoot with film on the Alpa I probably shoot 250+ with my digital back.

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    Re: Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

    AFAIK Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz are still using their Alpa 12WA and SWA cameras with film.

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    Not an Alpa, but I shoot a Linhof Techno with a Horseman 6x7cm film back. I LOVE this setup and use a 90mm HR and 55mm APO, scanned on an Imacon 949. Great results and I guess Alpa would be the same. That is, superb.
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    I am looking into building a Cambo setup to shoot film!

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    well.. i just built 20x24... 8) Aye. I do shoot my.. umm.. camera.. with film.. from 465/66/67 to 4x5 and now 20x24 :PPPP


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    Love that 20 x 24. Where do you get your film? Does anybody make polaroid type film for 20 x 24? I've seen beautiful examples.

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    I want to get a film back soon if that helps

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    Me too...
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    ALPA has some nice film lens to accommodate your full frame film back sizes. The one that I use is the Schneider Super-Angulon 47mm F5.6 XL. This lens has huge image circle. My wish is to adapt a 6x12 film back onto my ALPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibear88 View Post
    Love that 20 x 24. Where do you get your film? Does anybody make polaroid type film for 20 x 24? I've seen beautiful examples.
    you can rent studio with polaroid ones.. they got two offices on both coasts, if i remember right
    I am way cheaper, so i am shooting (well.. still getting used to it, actually), paper and lith film with it. Tins, when i will get canister of right size, too.

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    Re: Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pham Minh Son View Post
    ALPA has some nice film lens to accommodate your full frame film back sizes. The one that I use is the Schneider Super-Angulon 47mm F5.6 XL. This lens has huge image circle. My wish is to adapt a 6x12 film back onto my ALPA.
    The 47 XL APO Digitar is a monstrously sharp lens with film too. Those digital corrections certainly work.

    Let me know if you get 6x12 support as I'd join you!!
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    Re: Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

    Would 6x12 work? The aperture on the camera body is only around 7.5-8cm square - would it not vignette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerald.d View Post
    Would 6x12 work? The aperture on the camera body is only around 7.5-8cm square - would it not vignette?

    Kind regards,

    Gerald.
    No, 6X12 is not possible on Alpa or Cambo.

    Arca-Swiss, has the advantage here with their R-Line camera design, and the ability to shoot 6X9 film backs with Rm3di and Rm2d. With the RL3di, up to 4X5 film is possible, so 6X12 would work with this body only.

    Cambo and Alpa work with 6X7 only.

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    Re: Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

    Quote Originally Posted by LonnaTucker View Post
    No, 6X12 is not possible on Alpa or Cambo. . . .

    Cambo and Alpa work with 6X7 only.
    Not quite true . You can also shoot 6x9 with an ALPA .
    I have done so using a Horseman/ARCA Film back .
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    Re: Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

    Here too frequently shooting 6x7 negs with a Rm3d & SK60

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    Anybody know if 6x9 is possible with a Cambo WRS?

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    Re: Anyone still shooting Alpa with... FILM?

    I'm regulary working with the ALPA STC w/6x9-back. Slows me down, let's me see in a different way. Last year I did these images for a book
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