Vivitar Vista Tele

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The Vista Tele is a fixed focus panoramic 35mm film camera distributed by Vivitar in the early 1990s. The camera was sold in either a plastic clamshell (blister pack) retail package or a more traditional box. Like most of Vivitar's focus free panoramic cameras, the panoramic format is achieved by masking the 35mm frame. The mask must be manually installed or removed prior to loading the film and cannot be changed while shooting a roll of film. The panoramic control on the front of the camera operates a mask for the viewfinder only. The camera has two lenses that are selected by operating a second control marked tele (70mm) or wide (35mm). A built in electronic flash is also available by activating a third control on the front of the camera marked by a "lightning bolt" icon.


  • Manufacturer: unknown
  • Badging: Vivitar
  • Type of Camera: point-and-shoot
  • Shutter: leaf shutter
  • Lens: 35mm f/9.5 wide angle and 70mm f/11 telephoto
  • Focusing: Fixed focus
  • Film: 135 (35mm)
  • ISO Range: 100 or 400
  • Flash: electronic
  • Battery: AA (2)