1908 Al Vista Catalog (to come)
Al-Vista cameras were swing lense cameras manufactured from 1899 to about 1910 in Burlington Wisconsin.They were made in various formats from 6 1/4" x 7", up to 7" x 21", and took 140 degree views. I started collecting them a few years ago, with the intention of shooting photos . Many of the cameras were in fair to poor condition.I've been slowly restoring them and finally starting to take them out and shooting photos with them. They were pretty cheaply made compared to many other cameras of the era, so most of them are pretty beat up. The bellows is often rotten and in need of replacement.
Using a Al Vista camera
Al-Vista 5B Camera (to come)
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The section on Al-Vistas is under construction - More to come, including replacing suede bellows section