Here we have a rare and wonderful hand-made in Switzerland 35mm film camera from ALPA, the 10d. It comes with the Kern Switar 50mm F/1.8 fast prime lens and a brochure.
For a full review of the Alpa 10d with sample photos made with this very camera and lens, see our review here - https://www.casualphotophile.com/2018/03/21/alpa-10d-camera-review-swiss-35mm-film-slr/
The camera is in impeccable cosmetic condition with no damage, scratches, wear or blemishes. The film compartment is clean and free of dust, damage and debris. The mirror box is similarly clean and excellent. The lens mount is free of marring and works perfectly. The focusing screen is beautiful, and while the viewfinder shows a minor blemish, it is flawless when we peer through it.
All dials, knobs, switches, and levers actuate as they should with mechanical precision. Film advance is smooth and excellent, shutter release is quiet and precise. Really, this is just a fantastic and exceptional (and rare) film camera.
The lens is similarly excellent, with no cosmetic damage or scratches or blemishes. The lens glass elements are free of fungus, haze, separation, and scratches. The aperture blades actuate as they should. The focus action is smooth and deliberate, and the aperture control works as it should.
The Alpa 10d is a masterful hand-made creation from Switzerland. Made in small numbers by experienced craftsmen, it was made to an unmatched high standard. It's quality of build surpasses Leica cameras, and its rarity makes it a treasured object for collectors. It just so happens it's also a great camera to shoot (see our review referenced earlier).
The Alpa will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.
We will ship immediately following payment and package your new treasure securely to ensure safe delivery.
Most shipments will travel via USPS and arrive within 5 business days.
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Returns & exchanges
We hope to describe our items accurately and make swift, pleasant transactions. Problems do happen, though, so if any items are damaged in shipping we will politely ask for a photo of the damage and then refund the buyer. If a buyer for any reason wishes to return an item we will ask for the item to be sent back and the refund will be issued immediately.
If a buyer decides to cancel their order before the item has shipped there will be a 10% restocking fee deducted from the refund. This pays for time, fees, and hassle incurred when a shopper changes their mind after purchase due to no fault of the shop.