Agfa Clack - Your Tubby Little Plastic Friend

10

Agfa Clack, this old tubby plastic camera from the 50´s is a fantastic little camera that actually says "clack".

Last Christmas I got this as a present and i love it more and more every day. The first time I loaded a film in it, I thought something was wrong with it, because for the large format. I felt like i was wrapping the camera in the film…

The Clack camera was manufactured by Agfa 1954-65. Earlier models had a metal body, later ones were made of plastic. It is a simple, boxlike camera, with a single-element 95mm lens with built-in yellow filter. It takes 6×9 cm pictures on 120 film. Aperture f/11 and f/12.5, Shutter about 1/30 plus B. The camera was build for ISO50, but i would recommend that you use ISO200 or higher to get better pictures. I got the best result by using ISO400. If you use a ISO100 (and there is little light) place Clack on a tripod, set the shutter at B and hold the shutter for 3-5 second before you let go. It will make a better result and you wont get blurry pictures. I haven’t tried the yellow built-in filter yet, but im sure that on a cloudy day with an B/W film it would make some great effects.

To change the film, use the bottom screw. Two arrows and a text in German and English show how to open the camera. To load the film use the grey bottom in the left side screwing clockwise. Press the shutter and say hello to your new friend…Agfa Clack

written by bartho on 2009-10-01 in #reviews #fuji-rsx-ii-100 #kodak-400nc #agfa-clack

10 Comments

  1. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    this is an adorable cam! clack! clack!

  2. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    yeah my father gave me his old Agfa clack, I just shot a roll and I need to scan it, but it is promising !!

  3. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    this is a great camera - mine has a good place in my collection!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    It's truly a pretty camera. Nice review !

  5. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    i want this!

  6. dogma
    dogma ·

    aaaa beauty!!!

  7. copefan
    copefan ·

    I love my clack!

  8. syroneb
    syroneb ·

    great photos!

  9. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    is that the airport of Copenhagen? Gives me a déjà-vu, because 2 years ago we were also stopping there for taking pictures

  10. bartho
    bartho ·

    It is yes. At the bridge near by

More Interesting Articles

  • Painting Delights: Going Wild with the Pixelstick

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-03-17 in #gear #news #lifestyle #tipster
    Painting Delights: Going Wild with the Pixelstick

    Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind. Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!

    8
  • From Gloomy to Glowing: Shooting with the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens

    written by azinteimoori on 2016-01-28 in #world #news
    From Gloomy to Glowing: Shooting with the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens

    Don't let your beloved camera slip into hibernation this season. All you need to beat those winter blues is a little inspiration from the Minitar-1!

  • 5 Ways to Integrate Painting in Your Photography

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-11-04 in #world #lifestyle
    5 Ways to Integrate Painting in Your Photography

    Reference the vibrant textures of painting with a little inspiration from your Lomography friends.

  • Shop News

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Shoot wider and bigger with this new instax camera that has film format twice the size of the instax mini films!

  • The Enduring Beauty of Diners

    written by Lorraine Healy on 2015-12-12 in #world #locations
    The Enduring Beauty of Diners

    An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her love for vintage American diners and her many years photographing them.

    15
  • 5 Ways to Do Nostalgic Self-Portraits

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-06-03 in #world #lifestyle
    5 Ways to Do Nostalgic Self-Portraits

    A self-portrait is a piece of a long narrative. It is a parcel of where you have been and what is precious to you. It is a silent version of a hello or an impactful sentence about the kind of photographer you are. Make your next statement count with a little help from your Lomography friends.

  • 10 Steps to Better Photography with the Konstruktor

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-08-17 in #gear #tipster
    10 Steps to Better Photography with the Konstruktor

    Got your very own Konstruktor? Check out these tips to help you make the most out of this camera, which is the world's first plastic 35mm DIY SLR!

    6
  • Shop News

    Start to Get Wide with Horizon Kompakt

    Start to Get Wide with Horizon Kompakt

    Prepare your overwhelming panoramic views and capture them with this ultra-wide panoramic 35mm gear. Start sharing your great memories with family and friends the analog way!

  • Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    written by pripri2000 on 2015-04-22 in #gear #news
    Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.

    1
  • Reviews on Rewind: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-04-26 in #gear #reviews
    Reviews on Rewind: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator

    Pinhole photography is too simple, you say? Shake things up a little and push the limits of your creativity with the Diana Multi Pinhole Operator!

  • The World According to Herr Willie: Salvation Mountain

    written by wil6ka on 2015-05-16 in #world #locations #videos
    The World According to Herr Willie: Salvation Mountain

    Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.

    11
  • Shop News

    Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens

    Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens

    A true Lomographic gem, the Lomo LC-A+ RL is blessed with good looks and bursting with experimental potential. Get ready to shoot amazing Lomographic photos by experimenting with MX shots, long exposures and a whole range of accessories!

  • 50 Electrifying Light Paintings From The Lomography Community

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-08-17 in #gear #news
    50 Electrifying Light Paintings From The Lomography Community

    Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!

    5
  • La Habana, Cuba, and Holgas

    written by Lorraine Healy on 2015-09-01 in #world #locations
    La Habana, Cuba, and Holgas

    An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her experiences photographing in Cuba in early 2013.

    4
  • Win Tickets for Melt! Festival in Germany

    written by petit_loir on 2015-06-29 in #world #competitions #videos
    Win Tickets for Melt! Festival in Germany

    There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.