A Vast Choice of Lenses with the Alpa 12 FPS
With the ALPA 12 FPS the photographer can use a wide selection of ALPA lenses as well as lenses from other manufacturers and types. This opens up the use of brand-new or fond old lenses from dozens of different manufacturers of optical systems – with or without a central shutter and with or without manual or electronic aperture control. Plus a free choice of format – only limited by the image circles of the lenses and by the sensor sizes.
Below are a selection of demo images taken with various lenses/brands in order to demonstrate what can be expected. The pictures reveal some hidden reserves in image circle and stunning results.
All the sample images are taken with a standard ALPA 12 FPS and IQ180. They show 100% of the image plus frames indicating 24×36 mm, 33×44 mm, 37×49 mm and 36×56 mm formats for a better interpretation next to the main technical data. All lenses – new and used – are not specially selected or modified for this test. The RAW development took place with Capture One Pro and its standard settings.
The ALPA FPS can operate Canon “fly-by-wire” lenses like the 85/f1.2 II or the 40/f2.8 STM since early this year. Please make sure your FPS is up-to-date with the newest firmware release.
Please click on the images below to see an unscaled version.