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AGAT 18K Small But Powerful!!

One day accidentally I met my old friend. We haven’t seen each other for a long time, so we spoke for a while about how we are doing and so on. I told him about my new sickness LOMOGRAPHY, Cameras and films. My friend remembered that somewhere at home he has old weird Russian camera. Next day he brought to me that little plastic box and gave me like a present.

The first impression was really strong! That little black plastic body (95×60×45mm) and yellow setting disk with cute weather symbols knock my shoes off. This camera is really stylish and not only stylish , but really powerful and full of features. Just count all of those:

1. The legendary industar – 104 2.8/28 glass lens with manual focus from 0,9 to infinity.
2. Manual aperture f/2.8-f/16 and automatic shutter which set’s between 1/65 and 1/540 sec.
3. Hot shoe flash mount. This camera and colorsplash flash looks really amazing!
4. Tripod mount.
5. Frame counter.
6. Cable release socket.
7. Double more pictures. This camera is half frame format so if you load 36 frame film, you gone get 72 pictures. If you would take all pictures vertical, the result after normal 35 frame scanning would be two images in one frame. I really like that double image view. It feels like the pictures where taken with a multi lens camera :).

Loading a film was really funny, because to do that you need to split that camera in to two parts. I know that AGAT – 18k has a twin brother AGAT – 18. I don’t know the main differences between them, but I can tell one thing 18k settings wheel is labeled with ISO setting and older 18 model with GOST/DIN settings.

I have tested this camera in various conditions: Day light, Night, with or without flash, positive film and negative film. For conclusion I could say this camera is perfect for all conditions except night without flash. I was using 800 iso film, but still all pictures came really bad. “B” – shutter setting would really helpful in that case.
After all, AGAT – 18K it is really amazing tiny, spy camera with great number of features.

written by dogma

18 comments

  1. grad

    grad

    cool gallery

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i want an agat 18k... hope it will be available here soon!

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  3. superlighter

    superlighter

    wow! What a great double exp gallery made with the little fab Agat 18k! I love this camera exp with the colorsplash that fit so nicely on top of the camera, almost the same size! the main difference with the Agat 18 is the estension of the iso to 1600.

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  4. dirklancer

    dirklancer

    nice gallery... :D

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  5. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    OhmA-GAT!!!! =)

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  6. dogma

    dogma

    Hey guys i have uploaded about 30 pictures for this review, but i see only 13 :) have you not received all of theme?

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  7. eyecon

    eyecon

    Yes - more pics please....the other´s are already great. I really want a half frame cam

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  8. myvitaminx

    myvitaminx

    i got 1 but dont have oppurtunity yet to try this camera.

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  9. guiddo

    guiddo

    oh yes, i love this camera, so compact and light, easy to use and nice designed. and also to get for a extremely low price :)

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  10. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Compared to Olympus pen , these images are little blurred. That adds some Agat flavor. I love the galery.....

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  11. mcrstar

    mcrstar

    perfect camera and photos!

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  12. churnopol

    Check out my video review of my Agat 18k. Please subscribe! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9PqFwuend8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9PqFwuend8 </a>
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  13. churnopol

    Check out my video review of my Agat 18k. Please subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9PqFwuend8
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  14. sudhakar

    From following Flickr discussion I understood that Agat 18k has a bulb setting as well.

    http://www.flickr.co(…)9479027082/

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  15. lupideeloop

    lupideeloop

    I got one of those... It's amazing!!!

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  16. lupideeloop

    lupideeloop

    Ah, that about a (B)ulb position is just an urban legend. There's no bulb in any Agat 18K. Or if someone knows a trick, please tell us. :D

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  17. lupideeloop

    lupideeloop

    Ah, that about a (B)ulb position is just an urban legend. There's no bulb in any Agat 18K. Or if someone knows a trick, please tell us. :D

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  18. woodyshakti

    woodyshakti

    great review, that makes me wanna buy it right now

    12 months ago · report as spam

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