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Agfa Super Solinette

Super Solinette

Style, film format Folding 35mm with coupled rangefinder

Lens, shutter Coated 50mm f/3.5 Solinar, Synchro Compur

Photo quality Very good

Ergonomics Excellent

Another pleasant camera from German film-maker Agfa, this Super Solinette came to me from a U.S. Navy veteran.

Like the Solinette II that I own, this also has the coated Agfa Solinar set in a Synchro-Compur shutter.

Unfortunately, the previous owner had used a little WD-40 to loosen up the focusing ring, and it seeped into the works. It took me a considerable amount of time to remove it.

This camera is extremely easy to use, even for novices, which is good, because that likely was the targeted audience Agfa had in mind.

The Solinar lenses is excellent and sits in a nice Synchro-Compur shutter. The camera features double exposure prevention, although you must tension the shutter manually.

I've taken some nice color slides with this camera. It fits well into a pocket, although it's slightly heavier than some other folders, such as the Vito II and Vito IIa.

The rangefinder patch is easy to see, and the camera's shape seems a natural fit to your hands.

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