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My camerapeadia: Agfa Isolette II

A description of my camera collection, one camera at a time.

Photo by stratski

What?
A nice medium format folder. It takes 12 6×6 frames. Apotar 85mm f4,5 lens, shutter speeds 1-1/300, B; f3,5-f22; range from 3 feet to infinity, cold shoe + flash connector, cable release socket, double exposure lock that can be easily circumvented.

When
1950-1960

How?
Camera fair, €10.

Well?
I went to a camera fair, spent way too much money, but did come home with about half a dozen new cameras. One of them was this Agfa Isotelle. A folder was still missing in my collection, and since these Isolettes are apparently common as muck and therefore pretty cheap, it was a logical choice.
I just love how the spring mechanism pops out the lens at the push of a single button. It looks very classic to me. At first I thought the negatives would be 6×9, but despite the rectangular shape of the camera body, it takes 6×6 shots.
I enjoy shooting with this camera, although it needs a fair bit of light and the shutter can be a bit buggy (probably because I keep forgetting if I should cock the shutter befor or after setting the shutter speed).

written by stratski

2 comments

  1. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Such a beautiful camera...^..^

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  2. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    The Isolettes are great cameras!

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