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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Isolette – – The free camera encyclopedia
The cameras are as follows: Shutter cocks manually, releases with the top button like an SLR. And then there are model-year variations among the individual types… The one on the right is a newer vintage. 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.
Views Read View source View history. Double exposure prevention, indicated by a red or silver dot on the top of the camera. Idolette is a double-exposure prevention interlock; this engages after releasing the shutter, and is disengaged by advancing the film.
This camera also has loops to attach a strap, the only version of the Isolette to have these. Like most of the post-War Isolettes, the camera takes 30 mm push-on hood and filters.
Agfa Isolette II
Most of these have Ansco-branded equivalents in the Speedex line, though the Speedex Jr models are feature-reduced consumer-level cameras. The Isolette I is, like the V, a rather low-specification model. Personal tools Log in. To close it just bend the arms in at the isollette and snap the front shut.
This page has been accessed 35, times. Wonder if that extra distance helps the edge-to mankal sharpness? Debris in between the lens elements, easily cleaned by removing the rear element and cleaning inside with the shutter open on B.
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.
Agfa Isolette II, showing the characteristic wide raised centre of its top housing. It has an uncoupled match-needle selenium lightmeter mounted in the top housing. Kind of like being slightly stopped down without stopping down…. The thick knurled disc isoeltte the right of the picture is a film-type reminder dial.
Agfa Isolette II – Matt’s Classic Cameras
The camera has an accessory shoe above the viewfinder. There were less lens and shutter combinations, offering only the higher levels of specification no Agnar, nor Vario or Pronto shutters. The original Isolette Isolette 4. This first model is a dual format camera. There is also a mask for the viewfinder, put in place with a selector lever by the eyepiece. This reflects changes in the specification over the period the camera was made i. 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.
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. The Isolette L is a viewfinder camera. 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 shutter release is on the body. Some of the series were sold and some made in North America by Ansco as Speedex models.
If not wound film or no the shutter release is locked.
The accessory shoe is either on top of the viewfinder or to one side of it on earlier examples. It has a red locked or silver unlocked indicator in a hole in the top-plate, next to the advance knob. Like the Isolette I, early versions of the II have a disc-type depth-of-field indicator on the left of the top plate. It was made by Agfa Kamerawerk AG, Munich, Germany, from and the series of cameras continued until about