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12 FPS Digital Mirrorless Medium Format Camera Body

MFR Part #: 010.888.010
Samy's Part #: S-026980
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The ALPA 12 FPS Digital Mirrorless Medium Format Camera Body is probably the most astounding mirrorless medium-format camera for digital backs. It offers an integrated and electronically controlled focal plane shutter, runs with extremely low vibrations and has a fastest exposure time of 1/4000 sec. It is also possible to use mechanical and electronic leaf shutters – installed in the lens – for particularly short flash synchronization speed. This opens up a whole range of lenses, from the brand new to the tried and tested, of different manufacture and design, to be used with the ALPA 12 FPS which thus allows the direct use of the respective properties and specific characters of the individual optics. A constantly growing selection of ALPA precision adapters with and without adjustment mechanisms allows the use of the FPS in the most varied photographic areas. A single camera can now be used at the highest possible level for taking situations from macro to landscape, from repro to architecture or from photo reportage to studio work.

Further exceptional properties and features of the ALPA 12 FPS, which may even be unique on their own or in combination include: electronic aperture control, remote control, wide range exposure bracketing, multiple exposures, simple user interface, flexible programmability, continuous expansion of functions through uploadable firmware and much, much more. Only a short time ago, photographers could only dream of a camera with these options – this dream has now become reality with the ALPA 12 FPS.

ALPA 12 FPS, focal plane shutter camera/module with electronically controlled focal plane shutter, with 2 batteries, charger, front-/back protection covers, movements integrated: none or depending on third party lens, adapter or with a shiftable ALPA 12 body and ALPA lenses; with corresponding adapters tilt or swing movements of up to 5° are possible with lenses in the correct tube, without hand grip

  • Design and usability: The ALPA 12 FPS is distinguished by a clearly laid out and easily accessible keypad, which, together with the rotary knob that can be clicked, makes it possible to adjust the camera rapidly. More infrequently used menu items (such as setting up the network parameters) have been relegated to a dedicated “configuration” sub-menu, so as to keep the user interface lean and well arranged. With ALPA, you will find intuitive controls and adjustment wheels dispersed over the entire camera, and you will also not come across any fiddly switches or buttons.
  • Extreme modularity: In spite of its very smooth and tidy design, the ALPA 12 FPS comes with a V-shaped or 3/8″ thread on each of its four narrow sides, to which various accessories can be attached: Along with the obligatory quick release plates for tripods are also various handles for the right and left-hand sides, which can be extended with inserts for both mechanical and electronic release.
  • The remote control: Special photographic situations necessitate special solutions. It is not only when used in architectural and industrial photography that spectacular perspectives and at the same time challenging locations for photography increasingly need to be administered; even studio stills of large objects (whether it be cars or furniture) often require raised positions. The ALPA 12 FPS is well suited for this, as it can be perfectly operated via remote control.
  • Extreme wide angles: By deliberately refraining from using an instant-return mirror (which some obsolete in the age of CMOS sensors), a focal length that is sensationally small for a medium format camera ¬ could be implemented with the ALPA FPS. This enables not only adaptation to numerous different medium format lenses (see next point), but also the use of small image lenses with Nikon F or Canon EOS bayonet mount.
  • Shift Modules: The ALPA 12 FPS is, however, by a long chalk, not only an outstanding “stand-alone camera”, but also a valuable extension of the existing ALPA system. Thus, the ALPA 12 FPS may also serve as a “shutter module” for existing ALPA cameras, which then, combined with SB-34 lenses (50mm, 90mm, 120mm, 150mm and 180mm) take on the function of a “shift module” (e.g. with the ALPA 12 SWA, STC, MAX and XY). These lenses can alternatively also be used in combination with the 17mm tilt/swing FPS adaptor for extending the sharpness in accordance with the Scheimpflug technique.
  • The FPS focal plane shutter: The “ALPA 12 FPS” not only derives its name from the “focal plane shutter”, but it is simultaneously also one of its most convincing details. Its assembly position permits a procedure with very little vibration, and the fully electronic timing is another asset for the aspiring photographer. The rapid 1/4000 sec exposure not only makes it possible to take photographs in very bright environments, but also to “freeze” fast movements (whether it be of the motif or the camera (platform), such as in aerial photography). However, not only short times are possible; long exposures (of up to 128 secs) can be implemented as well.

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Digital Mirrorless Camera Information
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec.
Dimensions 205 x 115 x 35 mm
Weight 750 g
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