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Old 08-29-2005   #1
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Agfa Super Silette

I've just aquired a used condition Agfa Super Silette off of eBay by a mistake. I ordered the Silette (w/o the RF) but the seller sent me this instead, so

Anyway, I have noticed that this camera has a few cleaning mark scratches on the lens and that the vertical RF is off... Can anyone help me adjust the RF?

It would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-29-2005   #2
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Wrong camera received

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Anyway, I have noticed that this camera has a few cleaning mark scratches on the lens and that the vertical RF is off...
Perhaps that is why you received the uplevel camera by "mistake".
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Old 08-29-2005   #3
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Perhaps that is why you received the uplevel camera by "mistake".
Ehh, the other camera didn't look so swell either. Leatherette was near deteriorating. Got it for $7 shipped! so I didn't mind.

Anyway, I have heard that I have to take off the top and do some tweaking, but it seems a bit nerveracking for me. Any agfa repairmen ya'll can recommend me to? Thanks!

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Old 08-29-2005   #4
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The Super Silette is esentially the same camera as my Ansco Super Memar. I got mine new in the late 1950s or early '60s. A nice compact camera but by today's standards I'm not very impressed with the quality of the images (I have the F2 lens) and you really need a lens shade to control flare. I've never tried adjusting the rangefinder so I can't help there.
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I don't know the Super Silette ... Is this a body with fixed lense?
I deal with the Ambi Silette. For this one you can have a look to the following links:

http://www3.pinky.ne.jp/~cefiro/camera/repair/AmbiSilette(II)/AmbiSilette2_1.html
http://www3.pinky.ne.jp/~cefiro/camera/repair/AmbiSilette(II)/AmbiSilette2_2.html
http://www3.pinky.ne.jp/~cefiro/camera/repair/AmbiSilette(II)/AmbiSilette2_3.html
http://www3.pinky.ne.jp/~cefiro/camera/repair/AmbiSilette(II)/AmbiSilette2_4.html

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Ahh! Thanks for your help everyone! You are right Kiev4A, the Agfa Super Silette is the non-US version of the Ansco Super Memar. Luckily, I was able to find Rick Oleson's dissassy instructions (http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/ansco.gif) ! Thank you so much!

And yes, 24x30 it is a fixed lens.

Unfortunately... mine smells of old leathery mildew mixed with a musty body smell. Someone must have put this under their sweaty underarms for a while. The smell is unlike the cigarette and mildew odor of Russian RF's. It's more of a wet dog smell here!
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A tip on the leaf shutter. If it hangs at some speeds just a teeey bit of Ronsonal on the blades often works as a CLA. I can't emphasize "teeny" enough because the stuff and easily migrate to the rear lens.
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I can't proceed with the disassy right now. I dont have a spanner or anything that will take off the spanner screw! I'll go check my hardware store later today. Thanks for the tip about the lighter fluid. I'll try that.
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