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Agfa Silette L 35mm - A post for Photography's 177th Aniversary
Old 08-19-2016   #1
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Agfa Silette L 35mm - A post for Photography's 177th Aniversary

Hi guys!

Today's the Photography's Bday and I wanted to make a little tribute in my Film Blog posting about a nice Agfa Silette L.
It gave good results despite an "initial" frozen focus ring. I made my first successful DIY and fixed the (small) problem...





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Old 08-19-2016   #2
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Nice composition. But you might want to check the focus: in either picture shown, nothing is in sharp
Possible methods:
- ground glass; pointing at distant (>100m) object
- glass plate (ground or not) at film position with some black lines drawn in film plane, stare into the Silett lens with a known good SLR. With both camera lenses set at infinity, object should appear sharp; If not, adjust the Silette focus scale. A method proposed by Rick Olesson, I believe.
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Nice composition. But you might want to check the focus: in either picture shown, nothing is in sharp
Possible methods:
- ground glass; pointing at distant (>100m) object
- glass plate (ground or not) at film position with some black lines drawn in film plane, stare into the Silett lens with a known good SLR. With both camera lenses set at infinity, object should appear sharp; If not, adjust the Silette focus scale. A method proposed by Rick Olesson, I believe.
Hi,
thanks for your hints, but I beleieve the lack of sharpness depends much on the scanning process. I've checked with your method (looking through the lens with focus set to infinity) and focus seems spot-on and more, I double checked the negatives with a loupe and seems much sharper...
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Agfa made a lot of nice cameras that would be worth much today more if they hadn't used that Bayer grease. Good that you got that Solinar working again, it can be a pain getting the lens apart.

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Agfa made a lot of nice cameras that would be worth much today more if they hadn't used that Bayer grease. Good that you got that Solinar working again, it can be a pain getting the lens apart.

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Yep.... I've been lucky with my Silette and ISolette III... the grease wasn't an issue...
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