Rodenstock / ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/32mm, SB17, in Aperture Unit, custom made for ALPA by Rodenstock.
For many reasons, the ALPAGON 32mm HR comes with a real exceptional position in the ALPA lens portfolio: Together with the HR ALPAGON 50mm and HR ALPAGON 90mm, it forms the “Holy Trinity” of the ALPA photographers. Its large 90mm image circle allows not only full adjustment ranges for perspective correction but also offer enormous potential for the stitching of single images: Our HR ALPAGON 32mm almost reaches the angle of view of the 23ers. Besides, the short barrel versions allow either the use of tilt/swing on a traditional ALPA or use on an ALPA 12 FPS.
Worldwide, the HR ALPAGON 32mm is the reference for architectural photographers, who appreciate it’s down to the edge of outstanding resolution. Optimized for resolution and freedom from chromatic aberration, it beautifully preserves the surface texture of facades and reproduces even the most exquisite architectural details. The radially symmetric distortion can be corrected well in post-processing (for example with the ALPA Lens Corrector).
Scope of delivery: The product images are sample images and often show the lens with an ALPA HPF ring (High Precision Focusing). This HPF ring is not included in the scope of delivery of the lens. However, ALPA recommends the use of an HPF ring for optimum handling.
Lens tube: This is the standard version in Short Barrel. Versions in Long Barrel or Short Barrel FPS available on special order.
Warning: If a short barrel lens is attached to an ALPA body without an appropriate adapter, mechanical damage to the rear lens element and the camera is possible. The focal plane shutter of the ALPA 12 FPS can also be damaged.
Digital backs with electronic shutter (currently Rolling Shutter for Phase One IQ 3/4) are becoming increasingly available. The new Rodenstock aperture unit – with its almost round, 9-piece aperture pattern – optimally supports this shutter type. Besides, lens versions in short barrel can also be used on the ALPA 12 FPS with its built-in focal-plane shutter.