|scanned by Uwe Kulick (Image rights)|
The Al Vista cameras were panorama cameras made by the Multiscope & Film Corporation in Burlington, Wisconsin. These were panorama cameras of the classic design, with a swing lens in a soft leather bellows. Instead of a shutter the cameras have a spring that turns the lens 180 degrees. Turning speed is regulable on the Baby Vista No. 1, adjustable for 4 different light situations. The shutter speeds on other models are controlled by attaching one of the various sized external fans. The film plane is curved. The cameras use roll film.
|Al Vista 5D with fans|
image by Ross Nitkin (Image rights)
|Baby Al Vista|
image by Geoff Harrisson (Image rights)