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New stitching adapter STC/FPS

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Stitching Adapter for ALPA 12 STC/FPS with integrated dovetail. Omnidirectional: Mount the ALPA 12 STC vertically with the new ALPA 12 STC stitching adapter.

October 20, 2015
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The ALPA 12 STC is without doubt the most compact camera made by ALPA but at the same time also the most versatile. Both is located in its genes: When ALPA introduced the camera in 2010, our customers placed the desire to unite the ingenious compactness of the ALPA 12 TC with the adjustment of a technical camera. At the time, especially lanscape photographers voiced the need for incresed resolution via stitching due to the still relatively small and low-resolution sensors back then. For this reason, the ALPA 12 STC shifts horizontally in its normal configuration. Its name therefore originates from the abbreviation Stitching Travel Compact.But the compact allrounder also performs well in the vertical: numerous ALPA photographers use the little sister of ALPA Max as a handy camera for architecture with ample displacement (+/- 18mm). As a compact 'shift module' for the ALPA 12 FPS, the STC plays its strengths in combination with ALPA lenses in SB-34 mount or Hasselblad V lenses:

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In its 'standard configuration' when mounted on a tripod, the camera's handgrip is located on the 'bottom':

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Lately, however we received many requests from users who prefer the save tripod usage in challenging environmental conditions (wind, etc.) with the handgrip located on top. ALPA responded to these requests with the introduction of the new STC stitching adapter:

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The new STC stitching adapter with integrated dovetail allows the connection to UniQ / C compatible accessories like the ALPA Micro 3D tripod head. Together with the already launched tripod plates [www.alpa.ch/en/article/tripod-mount-qpl-ind-sml| QPL.IND.SML] and [www.alpa.ch/en/article/tripod-mount-qpl-ind-sqr|QPL.IND.SQR] in 2014, it highlights the commitment of ALPA to the platform-spanning and future-proof UniQ / C system. The [www.alpa.ch/en/article/stitching-adapter-stcfps|ALPA 12 STC stitching adapter] is now available.