A beauty from the early 1960s, the Agfa Paramat is a simple but reliable and compact half-frame camera with automatic aperture controls. Find out more about this camera after the jump!
Introduced in 1963, the 35mm half-frame Agfa Paramat was the automatic version of the Agfa Parat-I, both belonging to the Parat series of cameras. The Paramat has only one shutter speed, and the aperture is set/controlled by a CdS exposure meter activated by half-pressing the shutter. A green indicator in the viewfinder and top plate indicates correct exposure and red for underexposure.
Camera Type: Compact
Film Type: 35mm
Image Format: 18 × 24mm
Maximum number of images: 72
Film advance: Lever
Film rewind: Manual
Exposure meter: CdS
Film speed:ISO 10 – 200
Shutter speed: 1/125, B
Lens: Fixed 30mm f/2.8 Color Apotar lens
Minimum aperture: f/22
Maximum aperture: f/2.8
Focusing mode: Manual scale focusing guided by icons/symbols and scale in meters and feet (close focusing at 3 feet)
Steffen Böttcher's blog is already home to some very beautiful portraits taken with the New Petzval Lens. But the Petzval does so much more than just taking beautiful portraits; Böttcher recently took the lens with him on a mobile home adventure across the South of France. Find out more about the German photographer and his road trip in this exclusive interview.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Looking for a dependable camera for street photography? For Agathe, or theblues in the community, the Konica C35 Automatic rangefinder is the perfect companion for her daily photowalk in Paris. Find out why in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
The premium New Petzval Lens allows you to set your subject against a soft, beautiful background of bokeh. But how about making the bokeh even more interesting by using shapes? Simply use the special aperture plates exclusively made for the Petzval and have fun!
The Brighton Photo Biennial is back on its sixth edition this year, and one of the exhibits that photography enthusiasts should check out is that featuring photographs from The Edward Reeves Studio in Sussex, England. Read more about it after the jump!
Claire Geist is an accomplished fashion blogger based in New York. She recently graduated from The New School in NYC. Find out more about her in this exclusive interview and check out the pictures she took with the Lomography Diana Baby 110 camera.
A recent lunchtime break turned into a big analogue adventure when I took the Lomo'Instant camera out with the Splitzer and captured a gloriously sunny day in the heart of Soho, London. I learned a couple of great tips about shooting with this new accessory. Read on to find out more.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
I’m lucky enough and old enough to have grown up in an era where film was the only form of photography available. I’ve always had a passion for film but it was a certain series of images that inspired me and changed my idea of photography forever. Find out what that was after the jump.
Dominik regards the Diana F+ as a system camera because of its versatility and wide range of accessories. Find out what else he likes about this dreamy medium format snapper in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
Duncan Frazier and Stephen McGuigan are focused on creating niche technology that inspires. Founders of Bitbanger Labs, a Brooklyn-based outlet for their ideas, the two friends developed a revolutionary light painting device — Pixelstick. We talked to them to find out more about their work and about this unique and beautiful way to take photos!