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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Most of the lenses are still uncoated.

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 thick knurled disc on the right of the picture is a film-type reminder dial. This in turn is the basis of the Automatic 66which has a coupled rangefinder and a light meter coupled to give aperture-priority AE.

This first model is a dual format camera. Retrieved from ” http: Related Links The manual! All have front-element focusing. There were less lens and shutter combinations, offering only the higher levels of specification no Agnar, nor Vario or Pronto shutters.

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The camera has some of the features of the Isolette II and Agta the film advance knob is on the right, and has a double-exposure prevention interlock, with a red indicator spot in a tiny window. It has an uncoupled match-needle selenium lightmeter mounted in the top isolettee.

It is not adjustable to 4. Red window advance, with a sliding door to protect the film from fogging. Privacy policy About Camera-wiki. Some of the series were sold and some made in North America by Ansco as Speedex models. 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 manul body release; they vary in this respect.


Film advance is by a agda, 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.

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. The original Isolette Isolette 4.

Agfa Isolette 1 Instruction Manuals

It was made by Agfa Kamerawerk AG, Munich, Germany, from[1] and the series of cameras continued until about Primary Menu Skip to content. And the test roll I shot tells me the lens deserves its good reputation. The older one has scale in isklette, 3 feet to infinity; the newer one is in meters, 1m to infinity.

The Isolette I is, like the V, a rather low-specification model. There are two versions of it:. The top left button opens the camera looking from the backthe top right is the shutter release button. This reflects changes in the specification over the period the camera was made i.

The camera has an accessory shoe above the viewfinder. The button to unfold the camera is a smaller button on the left end of the top housing; presumably to make space isolwtte the meter in the top housing.

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The afa 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.

To close it just bend the arms in at the elbows and snap the front shut. 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.


One of the distinctive features of the camera is the top housing, made of a plastic called ‘Trolitan’; [3] the post-War camera has a cast aluminium top housing.

Agfa Isolette 1 Instruction Manuals

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 viewfinder can also be masked for this format, with a small lever beside the cold shoe.

Like most of the post-War Isolettes, the camera takes 30 kanual push-on hood and filters. The Isolette series, and its kissing cousins in the Ansco Speedex series also made by Agfa for Ansco had several versions.

Debris in between the lens elements, easily cleaned by removing the rear manuao and cleaning inside with the shutter open on B. The one on the right is a newer vintage. There is a film-type reminder on the other end of the top housing. The shutter release is on the body.

Unlike the V, it has a body shutter release. This camera also has loops to attach a strap, the only version of the Isolette to have these. 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 first post-War model was made from till The accessory shoe is either on top of siolette viewfinder or to one side of it on earlier examples.

Flickr image Agfa film German 6×6 viewfinder folding German 4. Kind of like being slightly stopped down without stopping down…. Views Read View source View history. Different lens and shutter combinations were available, allowing a wide range of levels of specification.

Shutter cocks manually, releases with the top button like an SLR.