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Al-Vista 5-B Panoramic Camera, 1899-1910

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Box Cameras14 of 42Antique Oak Detective Camera, early 1890sAl-Vista 5-F Convertible Panoramic Camera, c.1901-1910
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Posted 1 year ago

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rniederman
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To follow up on my recent post of an Al-Vista 5-F convertible panoramic camera, here is a more basic model: 5-B. It is mounted on a tripod to show the retarder fan that regulates the lens swing speed.

The 5-B used 5" roll film and could make 5x4, 5x6, 5x8, 5x10, or 5x12 inch photographs. There is a setting on the camera that restricts the amount of lens swing to make different sized pictures.

It sold for $30 ($755 in 2012 dollars) which is substantially less expensive then the 5-F, but still rather high in price for a specialized camera.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Neat camera rob-- based on appearance, I would have thought that this was 1920s or later.

    I appreciate your continued "camera educationals"!

    scott
  2. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, toolate2!
  3. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Scott ... always appreciate your commends and glad you're enjoying the cameras.
  4. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks officialfuel and mustangtony!
  5. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, walksoftly!
  6. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, blunderbuss2!
  7. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Eric!
  8. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, sanhardin!
  9. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, chrissylovescats!
  10. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks Sean and f64imager!
  11. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, petey!
  12. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, sugargirl!
  13. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, pops52!
  14. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Designer!
  15. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Henry!
  16. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Hardbrake!
  17. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, kygurl32!
  18. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Sean!

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