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A vast choice of lenses with the ALPA 12 FPS

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The ALPA 12 FPS offers a new dimension in using ALPA and third party lenses. See some new samples.

July 28, 2015
Alpa Reflex Model 6b

Originally published October 2013Product Page [/en/article/alpa-12-fps|ALPA 12 FPS]With the ALPA 12 FPS the photographer can use a wide selection of high-end ALPA lenses as well as lenses from other manufacturers and types. This opens up the use of brand-new or fond old lenses from dozens of different manufacturers of optical systems – with or without a central shutter and with or without manual or electronic aperture control. Plus a free choice of format – only limited by the image circles of the lenses and by the sensor sizes.Have a look on a selection of demo images taken with various lenses/brands in order to demonstrate what can be expected. The pictures reveal some hidden reserves in image circle and stunning results.All the samples are taken with a standard ALPA 12 FPS and IQ180. They show 100% of the image plus frames indicating 24x36 mm, 33x44 mm, 37x49 mm and 36x56 mm formats for a better interpretation next to the main technical data. All lenses - new and used - are not specially selected or modified for this test. The RAW development took place with Capture One Pro and its standard settings.The ALPA FPS can operate Canon "fly-by-wire" lenses like the 85/f1.2 II or the 40/f2.8 STM since early this year. Please make sure your FPS is up-to-date with the newest firmware release.SAMPLES

Canon EF TS-E 17 mm f4

Canon EF TS-E 24 mm f3.5

Nikon PC-E 24 mm f3.5

Samyang T-S 24 mm f3.5

Olympus Zuiko 35 mm Shift f2.8

ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40 mm

Canon EF 40 mm f2.8

Nikon PC-E 45 mm f2.8

ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/50 mm

Leica Summilux R 1.4/50 mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/60 mm

ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/90 mm

Zeiss Planar T* 3.5/100 mm

ALPA Apo-Helvetar asph. 5.6/120 mm

Apo Mamiya A 2.8/200 mm