ALPA 12 MAX
The unsurpassed and and versatile Original
ALPA 12 MAX | hand grips black, soft touch, synthetic material | Rodenstock/ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/70 mm, Copal 0, ALPA HPF ring (high-precision focusing)
The Unsurpassed and Versatile Original
Imitation is said to be the highest form of flattery. Perhaps that is why there are cameras which look similar to the ALPA 12 MAX. However, similarity does not make a copy into an original, but only into a possibly false promise. The ALPA 12 MAX is intended predominantly as a tripod camera; however, it is also just small and light enough also to be used as a hand-held camera. Its versatility is in particular demonstrated by a glance at the work of some of our customers on our website. The ALPA 12 MAX offers extensive shift options (perspective control) in vertical and horizontal directions simultaneously, without the lens being moved and without unwanted stereoscopic effects arising. Further fascinating photographic options are also available using the different ALPA tilt/swing adapters or simply software solutions. Stability, an ideal weight, a convenient size and very high precision combine in the ALPA 12 MAX to produce practical versatility at the highest possible level.
Dimensions, body alone
W: 177 mm, H: 205 mm, D: 31 mm
Weight, body alone
from approx. 1,200 g (depending on attachments)
Weight, ready for use
from approx. 2,350 g (depending on attachments)
integrated: vertically 43 mm (+25 mm, −18 mm); horizontally 36 mm (r: 18 mm, l: 18 mm); with corresponding adapters tilt or swing movements of up to 5° are possible with lenses in the correct tube; from 50 mm focal length tilts or swings of even up to 12° are possible; stitching adapter available as an accessory
available as an accessory
holder for the Apple iPhone as an electronic viewfinder in combination with the ALPA eFinder app; optical ALPA viewfinder with a 120° angle of view; screen; separate computer; various third-party optical viewfinders with fixed focal lengths or with zoom
|Product||ALPA 12 MAX|
The Integrated with independent vertical and horizontal shift for handheld and tripod use
|Width in mm||177|
|Length in mm||206|
|Depth in mm||31|
|Weight in g||1200 (body)|
Whenever possible ALPA tries hard to make product upgrades available to existing customers. Unfortunately in this case existing cameras cannot be retrofitted. It is an update and therefore a new version after four years in continuos production.
As it is not ALPAs policy to maintain a 2nd hand market customers are kindly requested to use the common channels when intending to buy a replacement.
Built in cable release thread
Thanks to the square ALPA mount the lens can get mounted in a position that is best suited for the specific task. Special cable releases for the ALPA 12 MAX available on request.
For a hands-on video, see...
ALPA 12 MAX (German/English)
ALPA 12 MAX (German/English).pdf / 1.1 MB
horizontal (lateral shift) indication for the ALPA 12 XY as well as vertical (rise and fall) indication for the ALPA 12 MAX