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    Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Hi there!

    My name is Christophe Benard and I am a commercial photographer based in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). I recently purchased a PhaseOne XF and IQ260 that I will be using for my product and portraiture work. I am now comparing options regarding technical bodies for my architectural work. I already have a couple quotes for an Alpa 12 STC or a Cambo 1200RS with 1 or 2 Rodenstock lenses.

    I am also very intrigued with the combination Nikon lens / Alpa 12 FPS. Before the PhaseOne I shot a Nikon D800E and still have the camera and my PC-E lenses (24mm and 45mm). I have seen some very promising results on the Alpa website using these lenses on the 12 FPS.

    I would be very interested to know how much shift can be achieved when using a PC-E lens on the Alpa 12 FPS. This could be a great option for me to shoot both interiors and exteriors.

    Does anyone have any information regarding this?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    I have PCE 24 and 90
    image circle of 24 is too small for any tilt or shift on full size sensor.
    90 allows a few degrees or mm of useful movement.
    edges a little soft.
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    Hi there!

    My name is Christophe Benard and I am a commercial photographer based in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). I recently purchased a PhaseOne XF and IQ260 that I will be using for my product and portraiture work. I am now comparing options regarding technical bodies for my architectural work. I already have a couple quotes for an Alpa 12 STC or a Cambo 1200RS with 1 or 2 Rodenstock lenses.

    I am also very intrigued with the combination Nikon lens / Alpa 12 FPS. Before the PhaseOne I shot a Nikon D800E and still have the camera and my PC-E lenses (24mm and 45mm). I have seen some very promising results on the Alpa website using these lenses on the 12 FPS.

    I would be very interested to know how much shift can be achieved when using a PC-E lens on the Alpa 12 FPS. This could be a great option for me to shoot both interiors and exteriors.

    Does anyone have any information regarding this?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Thank you for your response! That's what I thought, I have already started to look into better options.

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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by chbenard View Post
    Thank you for your response! That's what I thought, I have already started to look into better options.
    Sadly (or not if you like quality), the path leads to Rodenstock and Schneider, unless you have access to other MF/LF lenses with adapter.
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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Nutcracker View Post
    Sadly (or not if you like quality), the path leads to Rodenstock and Schneider, unless you have access to other MF/LF lenses with adapter.
    At long last, I have obtained a Nikkor 19mm PCE to try on my FPS.
    With the latest firmware for Silex/FPs, V4 it works.
    Initial impression is of very sharp lens, minimal distortion on IQ180, and not edge of corner cutoff.
    I have not yet tried much shift or tilt.

    But, so far, it looks like a possibly worthwhile buy.

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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Don't overlook Arca-Swiss. The tilt and shift are built into the RM3di but as Nutcracker said you will be limited to Rodenstock or Schneider lenses.

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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    With the Silex you should be able to use other lenses with adapters also might be able to see a video someday when a consumer posts one to YouTube.

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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Not a MF user but have all three PC-E's. I've sold my Nikon bodies but do not know of any way, without a Nikon body to use these on adapted bodies, specifically my Fuji X T-2. If anyone knows of a way to adjust the aperture of these lenses on an adapted body, I'd certainly love to hear.

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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by doc4x5 View Post
    Not a MF user but have all three PC-E's. I've sold my Nikon bodies but do not know of any way, without a Nikon body to use these on adapted bodies, specifically my Fuji X T-2. If anyone knows of a way to adjust the aperture of these lenses on an adapted body, I'd certainly love to hear.
    As per the ALPA website, all the PC-E's work on the ALPA FPS with the Nikon adapter, with full control over the aperture.

    Details here - https://www.alpa.ch/en/article/fps-adapter-nik

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    Re: Alpa 12 FPS with PC-E lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Nutcracker View Post
    At long last, I have obtained a Nikkor 19mm PCE to try on my FPS.
    With the latest firmware for Silex/FPs, V4 it works.
    Initial impression is of very sharp lens, minimal distortion on IQ180, and not edge of corner cutoff.
    I have not yet tried much shift or tilt.

    But, so far, it looks like a possibly worthwhile buy.
    Well, I have now done some experimenting.
    It covers the frame of the IQ180 fully, but I did not notice until later that the lens can tilt or shift if I am not careful enough (lower corners on images).
    There is light fall off but correctible in C1. I have put in request to Phase for profile, and meanwhile have used that of HR23, and added 30% correction.
    Lens seems sharp, with good linear correction
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