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)
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