"sorry - its not that simple. of course I HAVE done comparisons and used the LCC card, and there is no difference with my main camera set up (Contax 645) yes, I know thats a retrofocus wide angle etc etc, but the point is that there's a lot of Phase users (the majority?) who are like me, use MF DSLR's, and dont see LCC ever. I'm sorry for those who do suffer, but please remember its non-existent as a problem for a lot of people."
If the thread you started had been about a retrofocus camera then what you are saying would make sense Narikin. Using the Contax as an example of how your Phase back does not have LCC is pretty much hijacking your own thread. The Alpa does not use retrofocus lenses. Can you tell us which lenses you have used with the Alpa and the Phase One back? You must have done this before to declare that LCC is off topic regarding the use a an Alpa 12TC and the P45.
Eric, with respect, there's been dozens of threads about LCC, and Leaf Centrefold issues, and this one really need not go over that ground again... this is a pro forum, so do you really think that nobody is aware of it here?
there's plenty of other issues in the question of using an Alpa with a Phase - back wakeup, handling, focus, operability, shooting style, shutter choice etc. so there really is no need to go back over the same old ground once again. we are not all ultra wide angle shooters, and personally I would be using an 80mm or similar on an Alpa, ie: not retrofocus. As already commented, Alpa dont make any lenses, so I can use what I choose, including the Apo El Nikkor I have mounted up in a shutter + focus mount. but whatever, I give up, its just another LCC thread now.