REVIEW: Agfa Isolette II
Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-05-30
Introduced around: 1950s
Lens: Agfa Agnar 85mm f/4.5
Closest Focus: 1m (3.3ft)
Aperture: f/4.5 - f/32
Shutter: 1/200 to 1/25s + B (Bulb)
Copal Leaf shutter from Pronto
(This can come with various types of shutters)
Light meter: None
Flash: PC sync.
Takes 120 film
6×6 cm negative size.
Very simple and fairly small but do the job.
Analogue B&W filmBuild quality
More sample images can be found at:
All metal and solid.
Operating + Sounds
This is a very nice camera.
Old German quality which are made to last.
Also like the simpleness of these cameras.
It has double-exposure prevention which is always good but there is a little shutter release on the actual shutter as well.
This is easy to reach and you can do double exposures with this.
Image quality is very nice and I like how it renders.
Got a little vintage look about it.
Quite poor corner sharpness make some of that feel but this of course can also be a not so good thing as well.
But not that great corner sharpness is quite common with this type of lenses.
Flare can get some internal reflections from the aperture blades.
Have however only seen this in extreme light conditions, like shots directly into the sun.
It otherwise handels flares quite well.
Good image quality / Feel
Bokeh / Flare
Great build quality
Portable and fairly lightweight
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Scanner: Epson V700
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400
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