ALPA 12 STC
ALPA History - 20th/70th anniversary - 2010: What happens if you take the most essential elements of an ALPA body, reduce it in size and weight for landscapers and very mobile photographers? How do you reduce a camera to its absolutely essential functionality? It must still have the ability to take all the lenses, film and digital back, allow stitching but with the advent of 80 MP digital backs there are maybe enough pixels for an electronic correction of the converging lines. So the ALPA 12 STC, the Stitching Travel Compact, was born. In its base position the photographer still can stitch with movements of the full 18 mm left/right. If optical correction of converging lines is needed just turn it by 90 degrees… et voilà rise and fall. As so many ideas this idea was first belittled by the competitors and shortly after copied. Same with the first iDevice holder for medium format introduced by ALPA at the same time. As the XY and MAX the STC has a unlock/lock function for speedy shifting/stitching. Due to its modularity you can still use it with film or the newest digital back. We build our cameras to last and not just to be replaced by the next model.
Short description: Modular medium format camera for film up to 6x9 and digital.
Product page: http://stc.alpa.camera
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