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Agfa Super Isolette - 9 months later.

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alexvaras
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Agfa Super Isolette - 9 months later.

Postby alexvaras » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:31 pm

Hello all,

When I came back with these photo things in November'17 the first MF I bought here was the Ikonta 521, it spent 2 month in the repair shop and meanwhile I was searching I found an Agfa camera named Super Isolette, I read about it and it seemed it was good so I met the guy (Sasha) he put a roll to shoot and the shutter release button didn't click, stuck. We tried several times now with the roll wasted but to see if it worked, nothing. My with a wasted roll and Sasha with this camera (he thought it was fine) said goodbye with a bitter taste.
He said later he would send the camera to a friend. Every 3 months I was writing him how is the camera and all the time he seemed to forget to send it to service. Last week I write him but this time I wanted to try myself to see what was going on, he agreed after seeing my late repairs and I took it home, before doing anything I put a roll (the same we wasted months ago, its my technical film now) and everything worked fine, I did it 4 more times (complete roll) and all fine and now this is the real test roll.
Sorry for the long intro but this story was worthy to tell, not only how I got the camera but also how I got a new acquaintance in this camera world due this, a nice guy in Moscow is gold.

I cleaned the rangefinder glasses carefully, thats the only thing I did, fast speed are halved mainly, slow speeds are fine. I can live with that. It brings half case and I will talk with my friend to place an strap to this half.
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And now the photos from the test roll, I need to say it was a quick roll.

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Oxide.

Low speed (30) at 3,5 aperture.
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Kiosk.

This was just a test for infinity check.
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Ostankino Tower.

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Ms Brooks.

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Ms Nastya.

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Ms Ksenia.

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Ms Svetlana.

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Mr Maxim.

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New bike.

As conclusion, oh my... I'm going to enjoy this camera.

Thank you for watching.
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Re: Agfa Super Isolette - 9 months later.

Postby Julio1fer » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:36 pm

Alex, congratulations. That is my favorite folder, I took it to a trip and hope to post soon some results. It has one of the best lenses for the category IMHO.

The second picture shows what the lens can do, and your portraits are (as usual) excellent.
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Re: Agfa Super Isolette - 9 months later.

Postby PFMcFarland » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:48 pm

Lovely! That's the top of the line, Alex, and not easy to find. And your great photos show why it it much sought after. Congratulations on waiting the seller out.

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