View Full Version : Which model is this AGFA ISOLETTE
Seller on the bay does not state much info. I have not seen one with the light sensor before
How much do they usually sell for?
Not sure this helps, but I just picked up a Zeiss 520 folder on the Bay for $59, supposedly CLA'd a couple of years ago and in good user shape (we'll see, it hasn't arrived yet). I was surprised these aren't selling for very much, unless you get one from Certo6, so don't bid too high.
These are quite a bit more expensive then the regular isolettes. The build quality is remarkably higher. It has a built in frame for a vertical 3x6cm exposure, NOT 24x36mm as some sites say. The viewfinder also has a mask for this other image size.
It has double exposure prevention and a meter. The meter is only readable from the top of the camera, not in the viewfinder. The meter on my example still works and is accurate.
I think all the isolette L have a 1:4.5/85mm color-apotar lens and pronto shutter (speeds B,25,50,100 and 200). Closest focus marking is 1m but it turns a bit past that point.
Great camera but a bit larger and heavier then most folders (without a rangefinder). Also, it has the standard agfa bellows which are not real leather. They will probably need replacement.
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