Photographica Pages

An online guide to collectable cameras and related stuff

Alpa Standard

The Alpa standard was a simplified version of the Alpa Reflex, lacking the reflex viewing. The camera has a cloth focal plane shutter with speed from 1-1000, and is knob wound. The camera retains the horizontal rangefinder layout and bright chrome finish of previous models.

Although the camera only had a total production of 466 units, there are three variations. Of the 466 units, nine were equipped with two pin flash synchronization on the lower front of the camera, and 28 units lacked slow speeds. This model was only produced in 1944.