Alpa Reflex Cameras from Switzerland


2015-06-26 11:13:39

Alpa Reflex Cameras from Switzerland

Alpa Reflex Cameras from Switzerland is a website designed to pool information about the collectible Alpa Reflex Camera.

Mission statement

“The main goal of this web site is to share information about Alpa Reflex cameras with all web participants and to ask collectors to provide any information that will help complete the Alpa history.”

Alpa Reflex Camera

According to the website, the Alpa Reflex was a high quality 35mm still camera, developed by Jacques Bogopolsky in Switzerland, 1939.

Website content


This section contains articles providing an overview of the history and development of the Alpa Reflex Camera.


The website features an extensive gallery of Alpa cameras developed between 1944 and 1980. Each individual camera page includes information about the model and photographs.


This gallery provides collectors with information about the different lens types compatible with Alpa Reflex cameras. Each lens manufacturer has its own page with photos and information; manufacturers featured include:

  • Kern
  • Angenieux
  • Kinoptik
  • Schneider


The website also provides a list of museums containing or relating to Alpa Reflex Cameras and photography in general.


This page offers advice on identifying fake Alpa Reflex Cameras available on the collectors market.


Contacts for repair services for Alpa Reflex Cameras.

Bibliography and Links

A list of useful reference materials providing information for collectors on Alpa cameras, as well as a list of links to other collector, dealer, auction and information websites.

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