|Between 1953 and 1970, Agfa has produced a lot of variants of the camera
Silette. Actually, 80 of these ones have been identified. Being clearly
inspired by the Kodak Retina, it has the same general design (but not
the qualities), the Silette I is certainely the poorest camera of
the range Silette.
The first version of the Silette I appears in 1962. The year after, the
logo Agfa located close to the viewfinder is slightly modified. This is
the version presented here.
||Its body is in plastic but the top of the camera as well as the plate
setting in the shutter and the lens are in aluminium. The poor quality
viewfinder is simply made of two thin glass plates (fragile...).
shutter Prontor 125 gives the following speeds : 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s
and pause B.
The lens is an AGFA Color - Agnar 1:2,8 f=45 mm.
Three rings located around the lens allow to respectively select :
the aperture, the speed and the distance to the subject.
Rewind the shutter is made by rotating a lever located on the top
right of the body.
|To be noticed : a small button labelled "R" and located close to the
rewind lever. If kept pressed when rewinding, it releases the driving
wheel. Then, it is possible to make intentional double exposures.
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