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Agfa Silette Series 1 SVS (1953)

 

Specifications:

Camera type: Compact viewfinder

Lens Type: Agfa Apotar 45mm f3.5 - f16

Shutter Type: Prontor SVS 8 Speed + B 1,2,5,10,25,50,100,300

 

 

This arrived with mixed blessings. I've been looking for an affordable early Silette with multi-speed shutter for some time. This one arrived in generally good condition and with a quick service the shutter was up and running at all speeds. What I really liked was the brightwork was in such good shape but sadly the front lens element is probably beyond repair. The coating is badly pitted over quite a large area which will make focus and sharp pictures virtually impossible. However, all is not lost because I already have 3 other Silettes with the Apotar 3.5 and I might be able to swap the element from one of these.

 

 

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