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The upright metal strip at the side of the shutter is the release. Double exposure prevention, indicated by a red or silver dot on the top of the camera. Different lens and shutter combinations were available, allowing a wide range of levels of specification. Most are synchronised some have switchable M and X-synchronisation. And the test roll I shot mqnual me the lens deserves its good reputation.
Agfa Isolette 1 Instruction Manuals
Flickr image Agfa film German 6×6 viewfinder folding German 4. Film advance is by a wide, flat knob, using a red window ; there are two red windows in the back, one for each film format, and a swivelling cover for the upper 4. It has an uncoupled match-needle selenium lightmeter mounted in the top housing. This in turn is the basis of the Automatic 66which has a coupled rangefinder and a light meter coupled to give aperture-priority AE. Wonder if that extra distance helps the edge-to edge sharpness?
There are two versions of it:. Like the original Isolette, the L has hinged blinds mounted on the film roller spindles, allowing it to be used for two different formats. The rangefinder is operated with a small knurled thumb-wheel on the right hand of the raised part of the top housing, and the distance is read off and transferred to the lens, which has front-element focusing like all the Isolettes.
The button to unfold the camera is a smaller button on the left end of the top housing; presumably to make space for the meter in the top housing. Views Read View source View history.
The camera has a red window for normal on frame numbers; advancing the film accurately for the half-frame format might be difficult. Retrieved from ” http: Repairs Debris in between the lens elements, easily cleaned by removing the rear element and cleaning inside with the shutter open on B. The shutter release is on the body. Like the Isolette I, early versions of the II have a disc-type depth-of-field indicator on the left of the top plate.
Contents 1 Isolette 2 Isolette 4. Agfa Isolette II, showing the characteristic wide raised centre of its top housing.
The Isolette I is, like the V, a rather low-specification model. And then there are model-year variations among the individual types… The one on the right is a newer vintage. Debris in between the lens elements, easily cleaned by removing the rear element and cleaning inside with the shutter open on B. To close it just bend the arms in at the elbows and snap the front shut.
There is a film-type reminder on the other end of the top housing. It is not adjustable to 4. The Isolette series, and its kissing cousins in the Ansco Speedex series also made by Agfa for Ansco had several versions. Some of the shutters have a delayed action.
Overall, pretty straightforward as folders go.
Agfa Isolette II – Matt’s Classic Cameras
This reflects changes in the specification over the period the camera was made i. Red window advance, with a sliding door to protect the film from fogging.
There is also a mask for the viewfinder, put in place with a selector lever by the eyepiece. Personal tools Log in. On some examples of the camera, there is a shutter locking lever on the back of the top housing, to provide ‘T’ shutter by locking the release button down, where the shutter itself does not have a ‘T’ setting. The cameras are as follows: It has a red locked or silver unlocked indicator in a hole in the top-plate, next to the advance knob.
All have front-element focusing.
Agfa Isolette II
This model was called the “Soldatenkamera” soldier’s camera in Germany during the War. This camera also has loops to attach a strap, the only version of the Isolette to have these. Later cameras also have a film reminder on the left side of the top housing, where the older model has a depth ioslette field indicator. Most of these have Ansco-branded equivalents in the Speedex line, though the Speedex Jr models are feature-reduced isoltete cameras.
The original Isolette Isolette 4. The one on the right is a newer vintage. Note the control added to offer ‘T’ as well as ‘B’ shutter.
Like most of the post-War Isolettes, the camera takes 30 mm push-on hood and filters. Kind of like being slightly stopped down without stopping down….