WHAT IS ALPA XO?
XO is simply the best Exoskeleton for digital cameras that have been built so far. Why? Just let us explain.
XO IS PROTECTION
XO is your GFX's best friend. Its full aluminum construction protects your GFX even in demanding professional use and harsh environments. The possibility to lock down cables in the XO Guard or put in a safety wire through one of the threaded holes will save many cameras. For Filmmakers, XO supports the PL-Mount (a future LPL-based solution is in development) mechanically. This support structure takes out the stress of the Fuji G-Mount that could be easily damaged by big and bulky cine lenses, primarily when used handheld or even mounted on gimbals, car rigs, and also drones.
XO IS ERGONOMICS
The Fujifilm GFX100 is a fantastic camera, but it isn't perfect. We had many requests from friends to find a solution to improve the vertical grip. And we did! Not only the vertical grip was improved by us, but also the regular one. The XO Exoskeleton follows the shape of the GFX's proper grip. Through the additional volume of the grip, the weight of the camera is much better to handle – even on long shooting days. The XO-Exoskeleton works perfectly as L-bracket as well. Furthermore, XO offers the classic ALPA feature connector with two anti-twist pins on the bottom, allowing you to adapt your existing ALPA tripod-plates and more.
XO IS VERSATILE
Within minutes the lean XO-Exoskeleton can transform the GFX100 into a full-fledged professional cinematography platform. It is your choice if you want to go small and light with the Exoskeleton only, or you want to build a big rig with the XO-PL Mount, the line of XO-Accessories, and even third-party ones. Over 200 1/4 "-20 and over a dozen 3/8 "-16 thread challenge the creativity in building your unique setup. For focus pullers and professional cinematography applications, we even integrated a small titanium pin, indicating the position of the sensor plane — three individual locations for the focus pins. The modular Top Handle ensures the perfect balance of the kit and provides even more mounting points. Besides, all XO-Exoskeletons come with the ALPA Swiss Tool, a universal tool with precision magnetic bits plus the Stubby Tool.
XO IS PRECISE
The XO-Exoskeleton fits your camera like a glove. In professional imaging, even the smallest error can cause unusable imagery due to the very narrow tolerances. Therefore, we went with the best production partners you can imagine. We just went with the best: Our partners in northern Italy are famous for manufacturing parts for high-end motorcycles or sports cars. Swiss corporations with a broad experience from medical equipment to Formula 1 made part of the development. And partners in South Germany, with decades of experience in building the most praised cinematography equipment in the world, are on board. The shimable PL-Mount, for example, ensures perfect flange even in the most extreme temperature conditions.
XO IS DURABLE
Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum, the use of custom titanium screws and intensive testing in the harshest conditions will make sure that your XO will always work, no matter what. The XO Rods are built from titanium. Meaning they are not only super lightweight but also ultra-strong and modular. They are perfect for use in gimbals and steady cams.