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On 19th February 1946 the registration of the ALPA brand took place by Pignons SA. They produced legendary 35mm cameras made in Switzerland. After some turbulences in the 1990's Ursula Capaul and Thomas Weber bought the ALPA brand on 29th February 1996 and revived and repositioned it as modular medium format platform. ALPA of Switzerland and the ALPA 12 medium format system were born.Therefore ALPA of Switzerland celebrates today and in 2016 both its 20th anniversary in medium format with the ALPA 12 platform and its 70th birthday as a camera brand. We will continuously add to the ALPA story and illustrate its history throughout the year 2016.

We would like to thank all our great customers for their loyalty and for sharing the spirit!

ALPA cameras are precision tools. Made with passionate and skilled craftsmanship for a small group of connoisseurs. Much like musical instruments, cameras of this caliber require the practiced fingers (and the eye) of a master. Such photographers do not require automatic functions. Or a constant stream of new models. ALPA cameras simply provide the same as all good tools and instruments – the best possible quality in design, material and manufacture.

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Camera Bodies


Exclusive ALPA/Rodenstock

Exclusive ALPA/Schneider

ALPA sync solutions

ALPA HPF High Precision Focusing

Multifunctional adapters

Center filters Rodenstock

Center filters Schneider

Backs and Adapters

Exclusiv ALPA roll film backs

Roll film backs and adapters

Digital back adapters

Framing and Focusing


Ground glasses


Conversion, Check and Clean

Accessories FPS

Accessories camera bodies

Accessories lenses

Accessories tripod

Various accessories

Discontinued products

Lenses discontinued

Accessories discontinued