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Lomopedia: Agfa Paramat

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.

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Technical Specifications:

  • 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)
  • Hot shoe flash contact: Yes

View the Agfa Paramat user manual on

All information for this article were sourced from Camerapedia,, and Collection Appareils.

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