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ALPA connects to Hasselblad X cameras

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Introduction of the ALPA HXD Adapter. This adapter allows the use of Hasselblad X cameras together with a variety of ALPA lenses and in combination with ALPA bodies and lens modules.

June 27, 2018
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With the introduction of the ALPA adapter HXD, a variety of ALPA lenses and lens modules can now be used on current and future Hasselblad X cameras. The adapter allows the use of high-quality ALPA/Rodenstock optics from 32 to 180 mm on the Hasselblad X1D. Depending on the combination technical movements and multiple stitching beyond 100 megapixels become achievable. By introducing the electronic shutter in the Hasselblad X1D and the camera's advantageously short flange distance, a wide range of high-quality ALPA-Short-Barrel lenses (SB-Mount = lenses with shortened lens board) can now be used. The high modularity of the ALPA platform opens up a wide range of combination options for optics from 32 to 180 mm focal length. In addition, lenses for Hasselblad V, Pentax 67 and those with PL mount can be attached via the respective ALPA lens modules. The design of the adapter allows easy and safe mounting. Since the X-cameras can also be attached directly to ALPA bodies via this adapter, multiple stitching is also possible on an ALPA camera movements when long focal length lenses of type SB34 are used. Images of more than 100 MP become reality and with a sufficiently large image circle, even 9-fold stitches with even higher megapixel count can be realized. A corresponding overview of the possible combinations is available online on the product page. The comfortable aperture priority mode of the X cameras makes working extremely comfortable and easy. The electronic viewfinder and the large display allow reliable focusing by zooming and focus peaking. The ALPA HXD adapter is now available at a net price of CHF 759.00 (ex works Switzerland) from local ALPA dealers and ALPA in Zurich.We thank the Swiss Hasselblad representative LIGHT + BYTE AG in Zurich for supporting and lending the X1D for product pictures and sample images.Product Page[/en/article/back-adapter-hxd|ALPA HXD Adapter]ALPA HXD Adapter Combinations

ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40 mm FPS SB17 combined with Hasselblad X1D ©ALPAFocussing by Focus Peaking

100% crop of handheld image Hasselblad X1D with ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40 mm ©ALPASitching with apporpriate lenses possible

9x Stitching with ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/90 mm and Hasselblad X1D on ALPA 12 MAX ©ALPAUsing ALPA Lens Modules

ALPA Lens Module for Arri PL mount and Hasselblad X1D ©ALPAUsing native ALPA Lenses

ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40 mm FPS SB17 combined with Hasselblad X1D ©ALPA