ALPA 12 XY Limited Edition 10 Years: The End of an Era

With the release of its 10 limited edition ALPA 12 XY,  Alpa closes a chapter on yet another amazing camera. Created in 2006 the camera has become a favorite to architectural, automotive and landscape photographers.

ALPA 12 XY Limited Edition 10 Years

“We had to develop a stable camera, being also able to rise and fall the front at the same time”, ALPA-Co-Owner André Oldani remembers. “All the manipulations, including stitching and shifting, had to be possible without taking the camera off the tripod.”… “It was probably the first camera with this wide but still highly precise range of settings”, Oldani says. “And weight was no real issue back then. But now we have to follow the general trends toward smaller and lighter cameras.”

 

ALPA 12 XY Limited Edition 10 Years

 

 

FUJI FILM GFX 50S COMING 2017

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Fuji Film jumps into the medium format camera world with its new offering the GFX 50S mirrorless 51.4MP camera scheduled to hit shelves in 2017.

Boasting to be smaller and lighter than most medium format cameras the GFX 50S looks a lot like bigger version of the traditional D-SLR with a few cool accessories including a rotating EVF prism viewfinder. Six lenses ranging from the 23MM – 120MM are slated for market also in 2017.

The GFX 50S has the same 51.4MP pixel count at the Pentax 645Z and the Hasselblad X1D.

I am very curious to see how this camera performs against its competitors as well as its price point.

NIKON D5

As most know Nikon recently released the D5, and like most of you I am just as curious to get this body in my hands. If you know anything about my career you may know I started off with the NIKON D2Xs body and not to recently upgraded to the D4… at this time I have no interest in upgrading again but still would love to see what NIKON has up its sleeve when it comes to the D5. here are some videos if your curious like myself.

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VIDEOS BY NIKON

VIDEO PREVIEW BY TONY NORTHRUP

VIDEO PREVIEW BY FROKNOWSPHOTO

 

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I LOVE CAMERAS AND MY GIRL CALLS THEM MY TOYS BUT YA I LOVE THEM .. IM CURRENTLY SHOOTING WITH A NIKON D2Xs BUT LOOKING TO GO MEDIUM FORMAT.. CURRENTLY THE CAMERA IM LOOKING AT IS A MAMIYA 645 AFD III DIGITAL KIT, BUT AFTER I SAW THIS VIDEO IM THINKING ABOUT HASSELBLAD I ALWAYS LOVED THE HASSELBLAD BUT WEIGHT IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE BIG FACTOR.. BUT FOR WHAT ITS WORTH IT TAKES AMAZING IMAGES ..