Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,136
    Post Thanks / Like

    A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    Hi all -

    It's been a long time since I've used my ALPA gear due to my photography interests heading off down a new direction. However, it is interesting to see what they have just announced for launch at Photokina.

    I'm assuming this must have only gone live very recently, since I can't find any comment on these products here yet...

    ALPA of Switzerland - Manufacturers of remarkable cameras

    Highlight would I guess be the ALPA Silex - seems to be the brains of the FPS but without the focal plane shutter, to be used on existing ALPA 12 systems alongside a new e-shutter control for lenses with e-shutters.

    Very interesting stuff!

    Kind regards,


    Gerald.
    Thanks 2 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    95
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    ALPA SERPENT - interesting (but i cannot see the ability to swing the front)
    [ no picture ]

  3. #3
    Senior Member danlindberg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Spain & Sweden
    Posts
    1,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    WOW! Impressive. Thanks for posting.
    Alpa FPS MAX TC | Alpagon 32Hr | Helvetar 75 | Schneider 120N | Leaf Aptus II 5 Leaf Credo 60 | www.danlindberg.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    717
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    - Phase One IQ3 100 MP, the IQ350 and the Achromatic
    It's good to see that ALPA has focused more on the CMOS sensors.
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    95
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    alpa on instagram with the sony mediumformat back ....
    ( first visit on tuesday - alpa) prepare some coffee
    [ no picture ]

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,512
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    I saw that. Strange. Looks like a co-branding thing with a Phase? Poor old Leaf, out in the cold.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    557
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    Looks to me like some cheap sticker with Sony on it. Who knows why they did it - to make the point that it's a Sony sensor, or for the 'publicity' maybe ?

    Where is Leaf headed these days ? I guess the only way to get a Credo 100 is buy an IQ3100 and put a 'Leaf' sticker on it ...

    ... I thought P1 would have announced something (i.e. Credo 100) to compete at H/B's price point for the 100MP chip.

    Then again, if there was a Credo 100, why buy an IQ3100 ?

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,136
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    Quote Originally Posted by tjv View Post
    I saw that. Strange. Looks like a co-branding thing with a Phase? Poor old Leaf, out in the cold.
    I think this is just the photographer having a laugh...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Eads, Tennessee
    Posts
    950
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    To me, the Silex in combination with eShutters is a jaw dropping expensive proposition and more than likely short lived considering that 'on sensor shutters' seem to be on the horizon. That would eliminate all of the mechanical shutters and leave just the need for an aperture. The digital back would be able to show a live histogram and shutter speed for optimal exposure. That, to me, would be very exciting.

    Victor
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    166
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    The Alpa Serpent does have front swing. If you look at the Alpa website, and look at the Photokina news page, it shows more pictures. It looks like a modular system that you can configure in different ways. I think for me the benefit would be to be able to attach and use other lenses to my Alpa STC camera. I am wondering now if I should get some of my old classic large format lenses out (300mm Wollensak, 600mm Protar?) and hook them up to this set up.
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Eads, Tennessee
    Posts
    950
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    My view of the Serpent is that it should function just like an Actus. A digital back on the rear standard and a Lens plate on the front to accept a Copal 0 lens. If it doesn't have at least that capability then they have left out a fairly large buying segment. I have always thought that if anyone could make a super precision field view camera that Alpa could. All of the other capabilities such as attaching various camera bodies and various other lenses just increases the potential uses for this camera. I can't see any reason for attaching an STC (I own one) as its really not needed. If I already didn't own an Actus (which I'm very pleased with) the Serpent would be on my radar. From the looks the standards appear to be very sturdy and that is critical for alignment. This sturdiness hopefully doesn't come at the cost of excessive weight.

    Victor

  12. #12
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    13
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    +-15 degrees tilt, geared rise and fall (how much?) at the rear standard and, do I see locking knob for tilt?

  13. #13
    Senior Member etrump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1,197
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    Wow, impressive offerings. I'm not interested in the tech cam but if the GON micro leveling head has an indexed rotator, I'm in.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    830
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: A whole load of new products from ALPA at Photokina

    Quote Originally Posted by etrump View Post
    Wow, impressive offerings. I'm not interested in the tech cam but if the GON micro leveling head has an indexed rotator, I'm in.
    Yes it looks really nice. We all know the novoflex stuff is great and yes it has index rotation. ( at least my panoramic base has them. ) this could actually be the thing wich retires my cube.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •