Have you looked at the Cambo Wide Compact(Leica digital solution)?
the shutter release is like a 35mm integrated in the hand grip..unfortunately the current model camera has no movement.
I have to admit I didnít pay any attention to Cambo Wide Compact because just from
A distance it looked a bit more robust than ALPA 12 SWA and with ALPA 12 SWA the moment I tried it I new that was it, even though I have to do my home work later. Now, my home work is done and I know that I canít go wrong with ALPA.
ALPA simply offers more flexible models I guess, for example: If I wanted to go really small without any movement I could even go smaller than ALPA 12 SWA and still be more practical and more mobile. Actually ALPA 12 TC is so small that it can easily fit in my New Year's purse, and I can still use the same LF digital lenses. [span style=\'font-size:12pt;line-height:100%\']DIGITAL BACK is my problem, which one?[/span]
Other then that, I canít go wrong with ALPA, period. If I buy ALPA XY and ALPA 12 SWA I asked if I deserve to receive a gift or discount, they asked if I had any Idea? and I just said an ALPA 12 TC , so what more could I ask?
I never ever do anything irrationally. So, again my home work is done.
WAITING FOR DELIVERY is next step.
But as you say with an Alpa you can't wrong.......the XY is bigger and more expensive but you have the option of shooting 120 film on both with the right lenses.
Perhaps it is expensive and itís not for everyone, but considering what is out there,
I know I am going to be more then just fine.