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Film-ready: ALPA 12 SWA and Helvetar 43 mm Limited Kit


With the ALPA 12 SWA and the Apo-Helvetar 5.6 / 43 mm lens ALPA presents the ultimate wide-angle set for the friends of classical roll-film. The edition is limited to five pieces.

November 7, 2017
Film-ready: ALPA 12 SWA and Helvetar 43 mm Limited Kit

With the latest camera package, ALPA is once again addressing the friends of analogue photography. In an effort to give ambitious users of roll-film a high-quality platform, ALPA launches a limited-edition kit with the ALPA 12 SWA camera and the ALPA Apo-Helvetar 5.6 / 43 mm lens.The ALPA Apo-Helvetar 5.6 / 43 mm origins from the production of the legendary manufacturer Schneider Kreuznach. These optics for medium/large format photography from Schneider are coveted among connoisseurs, as the company has withdrawn from the field of medium/large format optics.With a comparable focal length of 20/21 mm (35mm equivalent), the ALPA Apo-Helvetar 5.6 / 43 mm is still a highlight in the development of symmetrical optics. Due to the large image circle of 110 mm at f 11, the shift capability of the ALPA 12 SWA can be optimally utilized. Thanks to the design, the lens has a fantastically low distortion of only about 0.5% and is thus suitable for the most demanding architectural photography without further correction of the distortion.The ALPA Limited Kit comes with everything you need to get the camera up and running right away: the lens, the camera, an HPF ring, the ALPA 6x7 / 6x9 combined shift mask, and an ALPA roll-film back, available as an option in format 6x7 or 6x9. Also included are an ALPA Swisstool, black and white films with film protection container, a practical carrying case and certificate.Of course, the ALPA 12 SWA can also be used as a digital camera with a corresponding ALPA back adapter and a digital back (both available separately).The offer is limited to five pieces and is valid while stocks last and is available immediately.Links[/en/article/limited-kit-swa-helvetar-43|ALPA 12 SWA / Helvetar 43 - Limited Kit]

GalleryCamera: ALPA 12 SWALens: Schneider ALPA Apo-Helvetar 5.6/43 mmBack: ALPA Roll-film back 6x9Film: Ilford XP2 400High Resolution Scans: ALPA Cloud

Sample images "Bern" by Ralph Rosenbauer