ALPA 12 STC - The Compact
The ALPA 12 STC (Shift Travel Compact) sets the standard for very compact and light cameras with an integrated shift (perspective correction). Thus, the STC also offers a stitching function and a corresponding multiplication of the number of pixels for one shot. A lateral lens shift is turned into a rise or fall option by a simple rotation of the camera by 90°.
All ALPA cameras provide such surprising rotational and reversal positions, which, e.g., turn front to back, top to bottom, or horizontal to vertical. Typically for ALPA, we do not even have to list all the variants – most ALPA customers like to work out their unique combinations for their particular practical purpose. They – and we – have no time for "one size fits all." Once again: There could hardly be a more significant difference from mass-produced solutions. From a design aspect, the STC, like all ALPA cameras with an integrated shift, offers one feature that no other camera manufacturer does. All shift movements take place over the full length of movement on roller bearings – not the cheapest solution, but certainly the most precise.