Silette I (2)

Silette I

Silette I is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by Agfa and introduced in 1962.

In 1962, a new series of Silette cameras with plastic body was introduced. Styling like Agfa Optima Ia introduced at same time. There are two types according to McKeown's [1]

Some featuresEdit

  • Lens: Agfa Color-Agnar 45mm f/2.8
  • Shutter release: on front of body
  • Shutter: Prontor 125, speeds: 1/30-1/60-1/125 +B
  • Focusing: helicoid, distance and symbols scales
  • Frame counter: manual, on the left side of the camera
  • Removable back
  • Cocking lever: on the top plate
  • There are variants with some minor cosmetic differences

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p.33


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