Agfa Isolette

Agfa Isolette

A friend’s dad died and I ended up with this Agfa, a Kodak Retina, a Brownie, some Polaroid gear (hey! did the earth shake just then?) and some movie camera stuff. The Isolette is your typical pop out camera. You press a little button and out pops the bellows. You can...
Agfa Chief

Agfa Chief

Agfa Chief: This camera looks a lot like an Ansco Pioneer, only bigger. It’s got a metal body with a round chunk of Bakelite sporting a glass lens. The little red shutter button can be set for “i” and “b”. What’s interesting about this camera...
Ansco Shur Shot

Ansco Shur Shot

Doesn’t everyone have a pile of Shur Shot box cameras? Sometimes they’re Ansco, sometimes Agfa. The graphics differ as do the limited features. The Agfa Ansco Corporation introduced the Shur Shot camera in 1932. One model had a 6×9 cm frame. Another...
Agfa Click-I

Agfa Click-I

Not as cliquish (get it? clique-ish?) as the Dianas and way more reliable, the Agfa Click-I camera takes 12 square images on 120 film. I bought this Click-I for $2.99 at the Seattle Goodwill. It came with a nifty brown vinyl case & shoulder strap.     I got this...
Agfa A-8 Cadet Box Camera

Agfa A-8 Cadet Box Camera

The Cadet uses 127 film and is smaller than your average box. It fits nicely into one of the smaller size Crown Royal felt bags.* I recently took the Cadet on a snowshoe trip that didn’t pan out. But it was a great time in the rainy North Cascades nevertheless and I...