The ALPA TrioPod Pro 75 and Classic Ball 5 II Can Hold Well Over 150 Pounds of Camera Gear

The latest ALPA tripod and ball head seem to be targeted at large format photographers.

ALPA of Switzerland has recently launched two new tripod products to cater to photographers’ ever growing shooting needs in the form of the ALPA TrioPod-Pro 75 Tripod which is built to carry some of the heaviest photography equipment. The ALPA Classic Ball 5 II is an equally sturdy option for those who prefer using ball tilt heads.

The ALPA Classic Ball 5 II can support equipment weighing up to 12 kilograms (around 26 lbs) and can be quickly adjusted to any orientation. It can be mounted with the ball pointing upwards and the panorama plate on the base, or vice versa. The panorama function has a horizontal scaling of 360 degrees, and the pre-milled openings can safely accommodate the spherical neck for use in portrait format.

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ALPA Makes Moves Aimed At Medium Format Video Shooters

Alpa is more of a photo company, but it seems they’re evolving.

Interestingly, ALPA, the medium format camera maker, has started to make moves aimed at attracting medium format video shooters to their platform. The biggest of these moves is now bundling Hasselblad’s 100MP H6D-100C digital back with some of their cameras, in addition to adding more connectivity options for video-specific features such as Arri-Rosette, Universal Rail, and standard 15mm rods. Continue reading…

ALPA of Switzerland Launches Limited Edition ALPA 12 SWA + Helvetar 43mm Kit

All images from ALPA. Used with permission.

Medium format snappers, architectural photographers, and landscape photographers, here’s something that will tickle your fancy. Swiss camera maker ALPA has recently introduced its latest camera package for film photographers: the ALPA 12 SWA equipped with ALPA Apo-Helvetar 5.6 43mm lens. You’d have to be fast, though, as it’s super limited edition with only five kits up for grabs.

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Photokina 2012 Report — Part 6: SLR Magic and the Rest

First a Ferrari, and now beer. What on earth does this have to do with photokina? Well, every day at 3 p.m. the guys from Peak Design (read more on their awesome products below) were giving out Freibier. This was their PR strategy, and you can bet it was well received!

This is part six of our photokina 2012 report, with a main focus on SLR Magic, the small lens maker from Hong Kong that has come up with a lot of amazing products in the last two years. Beside an exhaustive report on SLR Magic’s new lenses, the following companies and/or products are featured in this post: Alpa, B.I.G. Photo, Fotoman, the Impossible Project, Lensbaby, Peak Design, the Plustek 120 film scanner, Rollei, and SanDisk.

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