Swiss manufacturers of remarkable cameras, Alpa was officially registered in 1946. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Alpa releases a limited release of its first medium format model, the Alpa 12 SWA. The rosewood-gripped camera arrives in a special edition case with a Rodenstock/Alpa HR Alpagon 5.6/70 mm lens, Alpa/Linhof 6×9 roll film back, Alpa viewfinder, and Fujilfilm Acros 100 film, among other accessories.
It’s limited to just 20 examples, and thanks to its modular system, it’s easy to add a digital back and use it for decades to come. Impressive camera – impressive price ($22,500).