Learn about new ALPA product launches and product updates in May 2021.
May 21, 2021
Newsletter "The ALPA Log"
Dear ALPA customers, friends and aficionados,
We are pleased to inform you about the latest ALPA products and updates we have just introduced. From a photographic point of view, we would also like to point out the latest portfolios on alpa.swiss and art exhibitions by ALPA photographers.
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Warm regards from Zurich, Your ALPAs
Zurich, 21 May 2021
"Our Wi(l)dest Tilt"
ALPA ALPAGON 5.6/23 mm SB17 for Aperture Mount
The ALPA ALPAGON 5.6/23 mm is now officially available as a Short Barrel 17 lens with an aperture mount. This version with a recessed lensboard was one of the last wishes of our late Chinese partner Fred Zhou. In his memory, we first offered this version exclusively for our partners in Beijing. Now we offer this special version for all partners and customers. The short-barrel version is fully integrated into the ALPA world.
Version for aperture mount (Copal 0 feasible but not recommended)
Integrated ALPA HPF ring with meter and feet scale
Integrated rear lens protection against mechanical damage
We are working on a version optimized for use with X-Shutter and Copal 0. This version is expected in Q3 2021. Lens prices and modification prices, see below.
"One Pin to Rule Them All"
New ALPA HAA Mk II adjustable digital back adapter
The back-mount of the Hasselblad V cameras is, or was, probably the most widespread connection for accessories and digital backs in the world. This fact made it necessary for adapters to be manufactured so that they were compatible with as many accessories as possible. One consequence of this compatibility was their often less than perfect fit with a tad of radial play. Nothing serious, but not ALPA-like.
Hasselblad has now addressed this problem with the 907x and the CFV II 50c by introducing a locking pin. Our latest adapter type HAA in version Mk II also has this pin, which guarantees an optimal fit. For older digital backs, the user can remove this pin.
New, removable locking pin for optimal fit with Hasselblad CFV II 50 digital backs
Improved inner reflex coating
This adapter is already available.
"No Hanging Loose"
New ALPA XF / MA645 Mk V adjustable digital back adapter
The only constant in life is change. We have revived the elaborate AB adapter to compensate for the occasional mechanical differences between individual back generations. This adapter allows the lower adapter hinge/bracket to be shimmed.
The Mk V version of our digital back adapter for XF (IQ3 and IQ4) comes with mini-shims that allow individual adjustment to each back.
Shimable lower back hinge/bracket for a perfect fit
Improved inner reflex coating
Unified version for IQ3 & IQ4 digital backs from Phase One