Agfa Clack - My First Analogue Dream

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The Agfa Clack is camera, which was built between 1954-1965 in Munich, Germany. The name is the agenda, it makes a loud clack when your making a photo.

The Agfa Clack was my first analogue camera (except some single use long time ago) I’ve ever bought. Hey I’ve just paid one euro as i bought it at ebay. I thought trail and error maybe it’s crap and maybe not. The first problem was that i didn’t even know what a medium format film is, but i bought one in a shop for photography. The next problem was, that i didn’t know, how i should load the film into the camera, but in the internet i found a instruction. It is really very easy and i think everyone here knows that.

As the film was loaded I’ve gone outside to make some pictures.
It was very curious, this huge monster in my hands and all this strange looks at me. But somehow I loved it.

It’s easy to make pictures with the Agfa Clack. It has a fixed-focus from 3m to infinity and another lense for 1-3m.
There are also two different shutter speeds (1/30s and B for as long as you want). The Agfa Clack is really huge and this is adequate because the photos are also very huge. It has not the “normal” square format like other medium format cameras, the negative format is 6×9cm. It is great! The camera has also a aperture switch to choose from sun or clouds.
And for showing you how huge the Agfa Clack is, here are the dimensions 111 × 100 × 92,5 mm and 320 gram.

At least nowadays I know what a medium format film is and I know how to load on into the Agfa Clack. I think i have to do it again the next days. The Agfa Clack is no crap it’s awesome.

written by stinketier on 2008-12-09 in #reviews

8 Comments

  1. krabbpojken
    krabbpojken ·

    impressive gallery! and a good review too!

  2. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    i have a clack and i love it !

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    can't wait to finish my first roll on my Clack but I'm locked at home with a flu!
    cool gallery!

  4. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    Thanks for your comments and lomo on and let it clack

  5. kboboland
    kboboland ·

    Here's another one on eBay for only AU $10!
    This Aussie seems to have some neat old cameras as well as other vintage knick-knacks, check him out
    cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-AGFA-CLACK-CAMERA-WITH-ORIGINAL-CASE_W…

  6. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    love the clack!

  7. summerchicken
    summerchicken ·

    I have bought a clack myself today, £4.50 in a charity shop. I liked the look and the fact it's medium format. I have loaded a film, but I wonder now whether I will have to miss out a picture number when I wind, or will the film have 1 to 8 numbering? Any experience anyone?

  8. moccappucino07
    moccappucino07 ·

    wow, it's a great cam! :D

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