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KB 1760

Using Phase One and Leaf backs on Alpa technical cameras

Last updated: 05-01-2016

Problem

How can I use a Phase One back or Leaf Credo with an Alpa technical camera?

Solution





 




Yes it is! All Phase One camera backs can be used with Alpa.
What you need is an adapter plate for the specific fitting you have on your camera back (Phase One (Mamiya), Hasselblad V, H, Contax fitting, etc.). 



Here you see the adapters provided by Alpa for Hasselblad H and V fitting, Mamiya 645 and Contax 645. 
The adapter is of the same type as is used on Rollie X-Act2

To sync with the shutter on Phase One backs and Leaf Credo backs you can use any of the following:

  • Alpa Sync Relese MKII with Sync Cabling MKII.  Set P/P+ backs to Short Shutter Latency and IQ backs to Normal Shutter Latency when using this cable.
  • Kapture Group OneShot Cable.  Set P/P+ backs to Short Shutter Latency and IQ backs to Normal Shutter Latency when using this cable.
  • Phase One Wakeup cable.  Set P/P+ backs to Long Shutter Latency and IQ backs to Normal Shutter Latency when using this cable.  Press the cable button prior to releasing the shutter.

 

For Leaf Aptus and Aptus II backs use a standard camera to back sync cable and set the camera type to Large Format in the back or Capture One preferences.