The ALPA 12 FPS, although introduced back in 2012, remains one of the most versatile and outstanding technical medium format cameras. The usable accessories from the modular ALPA system are correspondingly diverse. And the continuously further developed firmware keeps it young, not only at heart.
The ALPA 12 FPS is probably the most astounding mirrorless medium-format camera for digital backs. It offers an integrated and electronically controlled focal-plane shutter, runs with extremely low vibrations, and has the fastest exposure time of 1/4000 sec. It is also possible to use mechanical and electronic leaf shutters – installed in the lens – for particularly short flash synchronization speed. This opens up a whole range of lenses, from the brand new to the tried and tested, of different manufacture and design, to be used with the ALPA 12 FPS which thus allows the direct use of the respective properties and specific characters of the individual optics. A constantly growing selection of ALPA precision adapters with and without adjustment mechanisms allows the use of the FPS in the most varied photographic areas. A single-camera can now be used at the highest possible level for taking situations from macro to landscape, from repro to architecture, or from photo-reportage to studio work.
Further exceptional properties and features of the ALPA 12 FPS, which may even be unique on their own or in combination include electronic aperture control, remote control, wide range exposure bracketing, multiple exposures, simple user interface, flexible programmability, continuous expansion of functions through uploadable firmware and much, much more. Only a short time ago, photographers could only dream of a camera with these options – this dream has now become reality with the ALPA 12 FPS.