ALPA 12 SWA
ALPA History - 20th/70th anniversary - 1998: Between end of 1996 and 1997 the complete system was changed to the original ALPA 12 SWA and its sibling without movements, the ALPA 12 WA. Only some small things got changed in the past and the very first body can still be used with todays top-notch digital back as well as film up to 6x9 (depending on the lens). Quite cool, Isn't it? 😎 - BTW, it was the intention of Capaul & Weber to avoid the "collector's touch". Therefore no number 1 was produced but their birthday became the very first serial number. The SWA started with the birthday of Ursula Capaul and the WA with the date of Thomas Weber. Here the ALPA 12 SWA showing a rising front.
Short description: Modular medium format camera for film up to 6x9 and digital with rising front.
Product page: http://swa.alpa.camera
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