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    For the Alpa fans...

    Hi Gang,

    We have several new videos on various aspects of the Alpa. I think many will find the Tilt and Swing adapter video quite interesting since this product is not widely known about yet.

    We hope you enjoy watching and welcome your comments and thoughts.

    You can view them here:

    http://www.youtube.com/OptechsDigital

    or here:

    www.optechsdigital.com

    Best Regards,
    Paul

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    Re: For the Alpa fans...

    Paul - once again great video and thanks for sharing. This brought up a couple thoughts - it appears that no matter the manufacture any tilt/shift/rotation requires a major expense in new lenses with either short barrel replacements or new lens board replacements. Either way there's more expense involved than just the adaptor no matter the make.

    One comment regarding a comment made in the video on post card(?) image where the flowers and distant mountains are all in focused and the need of tilt. You might also be able to achieve the very same effect using layer or Helicon focusing.

    I would have liked to see more of the tilt/swing in actual use and maybe a couple of image samples?

    Just my 2 worth..

    Don

    I'll admit the Alpa is a sexy looking thing and that's coming from a WRS lover!
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    Re: For the Alpa fans...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    Paul - once again great video and thanks for sharing. This brought up a couple thoughts - it appears that no matter the manufacture any tilt/shift/rotation requires a major expense in new lenses with either short barrel replacements or new lens board replacements. Either way there's more expense involved than just the adaptor no matter the make.

    One comment regarding a comment made in the video on post card(?) image where the flowers and distant mountains are all in focused and the need of tilt. You might also be able to achieve the very same effect using layer or Helicon focusing.

    I would have liked to see more of the tilt/swing in actual use and maybe a couple of image samples?

    Just my 2 worth..

    Don

    I'll admit the Alpa is a sexy looking thing and that's coming from a WRS lover!
    Thanks Don,

    You are 100% correct about the Helicon solution. I am kind of a traditional hardware guy and sometimes it is hard to admit that software is capable of great results but it is clearly true.

    We are planning an additional video using the Tilt/Swing adapter in practice and showing some images. But even short videos take quite a bit of effort to produce.

    Thank you for watching and your input is very much appreciated.

    Paul

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    Re: For the Alpa fans...

    Hi Paul. I'm a long time lurker in this forum and finally decided to join just to say thanks for uploading all the wonderful alpa videos. I've been very interested in Alpa for commercial work, but information is limited and their website is confusing It's great to see the cameras and accessories demonstrated in real life scenarios. Thanks again

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    Re: For the Alpa fans...

    Thanks for the kind words Mike,

    I am glad you enjoyed the videos.

    Best Regards,
    Paul

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    Re: For the Alpa fans...

    Paul

    I wonder why Alpa didn't produce an adapter, somewhat like the newly introduced Cambo, that allow both tilts and swings without reorientation , and available simultaneously.

    Woody Spedden

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    Re: For the Alpa fans...

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Paul

    I wonder why Alpa didn't produce an adapter, somewhat like the newly introduced Cambo, that allow both tilts and swings without reorientation , and available simultaneously.

    Woody Spedden
    Hi Woody,

    I can't speak for Alpa, but it is my belief that their design approach is to take the most mechanically precise, reliable and repeatable solution that is versatile and adaptable within the system. I think this piece achieves that goal very nicely.

    This is not to say that there are not other solutions to the issue and I look forward to hearing what users think about the Cambo product when it hits the streets.

    The great thing to me is that these products are being developed and made available to photographers by small companies that clearly take pride in their products and are interested in the needs of users.

    Best,
    Paul

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