ALPA Camera Systems


Precision tools, made with passion and skilled craftsmanship for a small group of connoisseurs.

ALPA create tools that require the expertise and careful eye of a master, and are ideal for photographers who do not need automatic functions but simply the best instrument to create their vision.

The ALPA 12 camera system

The ALPA 12 camera platform supports a range of photography requirements, from the compact ALPA 12 TC perfect for the travelling landscape and documentary photographer, to the ALPA 12 Plus with substantial vertical and horizontal movements.

The ALPA 12 camera platform also includes a range of accessories such as hand grips, viewfinders and supports, and can be matched to an exclusive range of ALPA/Rodenstock lenses.

Specular are the Australian distributor for ALPA, and are experts in technical camera systems to suit digital photography. To discuss the appropriate system for your needs contact Specular.

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Alpa 12 Swa Grey

ALPA 12 SWA
Shift Wide Angle
The classic and original ALPA 12 with +25 vertical movement.

Alpa 12 Tc Grey

ALPA 12 TC
Travel Compact

The perfect travel companion. No movements, just stripped down optical purity.

Alpa 12 Stc Grey

ALPA 12 STC
Shift Travel Compact
Still small, light and portable, but gains the addition of up to 36mm of movement with ±18mm vertical shift.

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ALPA 12 PLUS

The ultimate precision tool with 40mm movements in both planes and attachment points for any conceivable accessory.

Alpa 12 Max Grey

ALPA 12 MAX

The ALPA 12 MAX is a step up in versatility with up to 43mm of movement vertically and 36mm horizontally.

Alpa 12 Fps Grey

ALPA 12 FPS
Focal Plane Shutter

With an electronically controlled shutter the FPS allows a diverse combination of lenses and backs.

Lenses for ALPA technical cameras

Exclusive ALPA/Rodenstock Lenses in Copal 0 MountApertureImage circleMin. focus distanceFilter sizeVariants
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/23 mm f/5.6 70mm 25cm 72mm LB
ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/32 mm f/4 90mm 40cm 86mm LB, SB17, FPS SB17
ALPA HR Alpar 4.0/35 mm f/4 70mm 35cm 67mm LB, SB17, FPS SB17
ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40 mm f/4 90mm 50cm 67mm LB, SB17, FPS SB17
ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/50 mm f/4 90mm 70cm 67mm LB, SB34
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/70 mm f/5.6 100mm 80cm 58mm LB, SB17, FPS SB17
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/90 mm f/5.6 120mm 80cm 72mm SB34
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/180 mm f/5.6 80mm 500cm 67mm SB34

NB. mechanical Copal 0 shutters are no longer being manufactured, so supplies of the above lenses are limited. Contact us to find out availability.

Exclusive ALPA/Rodenstock Lenses in eShutter 250 MountApertureImage circleMin. focus distanceFilter sizeVariants
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/23 mm E250 f/5.6 70mm 25cm 72mm LB
ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/32 mm E250 f/4 90mm 40cm 86mm SB17
ALPA HR Alpar 4.0/35 mm E250 f/4 70mm 35cm 67mm LB
ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40 mm E250 f/4 90mm 50cm 67mm SB17
ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/50 mm E250 f/4 90mm 70cm 67mm SB34
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/70 mm E250 f/5.6 100mm 80cm 58mm SB17
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/90 mm E250 f/5.6 120mm 80cm 72mm SB34
ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/180 mm E250 f/5.6 80mm 500cm 67mm SB34

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NSW opening information: As per NSW GOVT guidelines, from 11 October 2021, people who are fully vaccinated will be able to access all businesses that are allowed to open. We require evidence of your vaccination status to enter the showroom. If you are not vaccinated, you may collect your order via click and collect at the showroom entrance.

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