AGFA Parat I (1963)

What is it? This is an AGFA Parat I, a 35mm half frame camera made in West Germany between the years of 1963 and 1968.  The Parat I was the most basic model in AGFAs Parat lineup of half frame cameras, which also consisted of the Paramat and Optima Parat …

AGFA Optima I (1960)

What is it? This is an AGFA Optima I produced between the years 1960 – 64.  It was the followup to the original Optima from 1959 which was one of the very first cameras with a fully automatic program auto exposure mode.  It’s selenium meter would allow the camera to …

AGFA Billy-Clack No. 74 (1934)

What is it? This is an AGFA Billy-Clack No. 74 folding camera built in Germany from 1934 – 1940.  It makes eight 6cm x 9cm exposures on a roll of AGFA B2 or 120 roll film.  There was also a Billy-Clack No. 51 that took 6cm x 4.5cm exposures.  The …

AGFA Karat 36 v1.5 (1950)

What is it? The AGFA Karat was a series of strut folding compact cameras made from the mid 1930s through the mid 50s.  The earlier models used a unique type of Rapid film made by AGFA for this camera.  It differed from Kodak’s 135 format 35mm in that the cassettes …