ALPA 12 MEETS PENTAX 67
Forty years of development have made Pentax 67 a household name in analogue medium format photography. With the ALPA lens module, the lenses of the series remain a safe value and for ambitious photographers new and creative ways will open up.
The lens module is of SB 34 type so there are a variety of options for configuration with ALPA 12 cameras. With a standard ALPA body a combination of 34mm in rigid and/or tilt/shift adapters is feasible. On an ALPA 12 FPS a 17mm tilt/shift or rigid adapter will do the trick.
Landscape pictures and portraits
Its features make the Pentax 67 series of cameras and lenses an excellent tool for landscape pictures and portraits, especially in conjunction with ALPA. For portraits in particular, there is no need for a mirror release. In the core segment of landscape and architecture, ALPA / Rodenstock Rodagon HR lenses demonstrate their advantages over the competition. A combination of these lenses and a Pentax-67 body is an ideal fit.
One of the strengths of Pentax 67/6×7 lenses is the possibility to shift. The image circle of all lenses with this designation is at least 90mm. This circumstance allows a displacement of 15mm for the large sensors.
Long focal lengths for medium format
Especially those who want to work in medium format with long focal lengths of 400mm or more will hardly be able to do without the Pentax 67 system, even eight years after the end of production. For ALPA photographers, these long lenses were not previously used in conjunction with the ALPA 12 system. With the Pentax 67 lens module, ALPA is now building a bridge to the entire medium format camera system ALPA 12 and modern digital backs. This means that the valuable lenses will retain their value beyond the next few years, as they remain compatible with the latest camera technology. In addition, new creative applications for ALPA photographers are emerging.
Many combinations possible
The ALPA Pentax 67 lens module is available now. The module is of SB 34 type so there are a variety of options for configuration with ALPA 12 cameras. With a standard ALPA body a combination of 34mm in rigid and/or tilt/shift adapters is feasible. On an ALPA 12 FPS a 17mm tilt/shift or rigid adapter will do the trick.