For those who love old school analog cameras, the ALPA certainly tops the list of finely crafted photographic equipment from the 1940s. Seventy years after it was founded and 20 years after it was bought over by Ursula Capaul and Thomas Weber, the company has introduced the ALPA Anniversary Edition Set.
In a limited production of 20 sets, the anniversary edition commemorates the ALPA 12 SWA that was the brand’s first medium format camera. Boasting rosewood grips, the camera comes with several special edition extras that would fulfil camera collectors’ dreams. Along with the rosewood grip, the set will include a Rodenstock/ALPA HR Alpagon 5.6/70 mm lens with lens hood, ALPA/Linhof 6×9 roll film back, ALPA viewfinder, light meter and a roll of Fujifilm Acros 100 film.
While it is dedicated to film, ALPA is not committed to anachronism. As such, the Anniversary Edition also features a modern update, with the ability to use digital attachments that can help those who want a proper contemporary tool. To complete the set, those who purchase the ALPA Anniversary Edition Set will also be given a personal ALPA Anniversary Edition Set Certificate.