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1955 Agfa Solinette II

1955 Agfa Solinette II
Year
c.1955
Make
Agfa
Model
Solinette II
Type
folding viewfinder
Film
135
Lens
Agfa Apotar 50mm ƒ/3.5
Apertures
ƒ/3.5 – ƒ/22
Speeds
1/300 – 1s , Bulb
Meter
none
Battery
none
MSRP
$34.76 (equal to $349.15 in 2021)
Condition
3J (received) / 3D (current)

According to a contemporary advertisement

This is what the 35mm camera fan has been waiting for!

Agfa SOLINETTE II

What the solinette offers you:

1) Agfa Apotar lens 1:3.5 - f = 50mm (reflex-free and color corrected).
2) All settings readable from above
3) Locked rewind and advance.
4) A transparent view in all corners
5) Mechanism that prevents unexposed film advance, double exposure, and uncocked shutter release.
6) Springs open - ready for immediate use
7) Fits very comfortably in the hand.
8) Prontor S V shutter (B, 1 s to 1/300 s) - Synchronized.
9) Camera can be closed at any position of the lens

a masterpiece of technical ingenuity

One of the most remarkable features of this camera is the way the lens is set. Due to a so-called delayed screw > movement, i.e. make full use of all the special properties of the lens.

FOR TOP PHOTO PERFORMANCE Agfa

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