Phase One has announced the introduction of the X-Shutter. This new type of electromagnetic leaf shutter allows vastly extended shutter speeds from 1/1000 second to 60 seconds. It can be used with essential digital lenses and replaces a Copal size 0 shutter. A Phase One IQ4 digital back is mandatory for the operation of the X-Shutter.
ALPA will offer its ALPAGON/ALPAR lens series as a variant in X-Shutter as soon as they are generally available and once the whole original equipment process is robust and proven. Simultaneously ALPA will then offer lens conversions to X shutter. Please note that these shutters cannot be purchased separately for technical reasons. ALPA will publish a revised list of existing ALPAGON / ALPAR / HELVETAR / SWITAR and third party lenses qualifying for the conversion as soon as possible. We will later also inform you about the prices and the whole timeline.
We are delighted to offer you another future-oriented and powerful photographic solution with the X-Shutter soon.
PS: The current lens portfolio will still be available in shutterless aperture mounts for Electronic Shutter and the ALPA 12 FPS.