ePHOTOzine has partnered up with to bring you a selection of Agfa Isolette 1 instruction manuals and related photographic literature for. The Agfa Super Isolette completes the wide range of Agfa Isolette models, known The camera is equipped with the four-element F – mm anastigmat Agfa. The Isolette V, made from to ’52, has Agfa’s entry-level f/ Agnar . User’s manual for the Isolette V at Richard Urmonas’ homepage.

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Like the ‘T’ lock, this interlock acts on the body release button, so if the lock engages accidentally, or a double exposure is desired, it is still possible to release the shutter by pressing the linkage on the shutter itself or with a cable release, on versions of the camera on which the cable attaches directly to the shutter, not the body release; they isolettf in this respect.

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The camera has some of the features of the Isolette II and III; the film advance knob is on the right, and has a double-exposure prevention interlock, with a red indicator spot in a tiny window. The thick knurled disc on the right of the picture is a film-type reminder dial. Isolette, first model, aboutwith Igestar anastigmat and Vario shutter. This first model is a dual format camera. The Isolette II was sold alongside the ‘I’; it is an alternative model offering higher specification than the ‘I’, not a successor to it.

Note the differences in the front element surrounds, the glass coating, and the M-F switch on the older model for bulb sync vs flash sync. The top left button opens the camera looking from isplette backthe top right is the shutter release button.

Agfa Isolette II

Agfa Isolette II, showing the characteristic wide raised centre of its top housing. Retrieved from ” http: Primary Menu Skip to content.


There is a double-exposure prevention interlock; this engages after releasing the shutter, and is disengaged by advancing the film.

agra And then there are model-year variations among the individual types… The one on the right is a newer vintage. Later cameras also have a film reminder on the left side of the top housing, where the older model has a depth of field indicator. There affa a film-type reminder on the other end of the top housing. The camera has a red window for normal on frame numbers; advancing the film accurately for the half-frame format might be difficult.

Most are synchronised some have switchable M and X-synchronisation. It has an uncoupled match-needle selenium lightmeter mounted in the top housing.

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Flickr image Agfa film German 6×6 viewfinder folding German 4. The Isolette L is a viewfinder camera. The accessory shoe is either on top of the viewfinder or to one side of it on earlier examples.

Like the original Isolette, the Ksolette has hinged blinds mounted on the film roller spindles, allowing it to be used for two different formats. The older one has scale in feet, 3 feet to infinity; the newer one is in meters, 1m to infinity.

It is not adjustable to 4. Most of the lenses are still uncoated. This page was last manuxl on 22 Augustat Double exposure prevention, indicated by a red or silver dot on the top of the camera. The viewfinder can also be masked for this format, with a small lever beside ksolette cold shoe.

Unlike the V, it has a body shutter release. To close it just bend the arms in at the elbows and snap the front shut.

Privacy policy About Camera-wiki. The original Isolette Isolette 4. The Isolette I is, like the V, a rather low-specification model. The one on the right is a newer vintage. There were less lens and shutter combinations, offering only the higher levels of specification no Agnar, nor Vario or Pronto shutters. Different lens and shutter combinations were available, allowing a wide range of levels of specification.


And then there are model-year variations among the individual types…. Personal tools Log in. Red window advance, with a sliding door to protect the film from fogging.

I understand that Isolettes are commonly found with their focusing front elements frozen in place from hardened grease, this one could probably use a lube job in that area but luckily for me turns freely.

Some of the shutters have a delayed action. Kind of like being slightly stopped down without stopping down… The top left button opens the camera looking from the backthe top right is the shutter release button. The first post-War model was made from till 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.

Some of the series were sold and some made in North America by Ansco as Speedex models. There is a swing-out spool holder on the supply side of the film chamber. The cameras are as follows: Note the control added to offer ‘T’ as well as ‘B’ shutter. Overall, pretty straightforward as folders go. 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 upright metal strip at the side of the shutter is the release.