Camera type: Compact viewfinder
Lens Type: Agfa Colour Apotar 45mm f2.8 - f22
Shutter Type: Prontor SVS 9 speed + B
This later model Silette might look like a rangefinder but
that's a deception. The second window is to generate the bright line
frame. This is currently on loan to me from a friend but I have to fix it
first. Any speed below 1/16th is slow to non existent so I have to get
this freed up before using it. Apart from this it is in superb condition
with beautiful clear glasswork. As Agfa are one of my favorite camera
makes I am looking forward to getting this up and running.
After a quick trip to Malmesbury to check out the charity
shops, I decided a trip to the seaside was in order. Picnic bag packed and
cameras loaded of I went to Portsmouth, hence the distinctly nautical
flavour of most of the pictures. As always the Silette performed
flawlessly and returned some nice shots. With the weather so bright and
clear the speed problem was not an issue but this has given me an
incentive to get it fixed. My only grumble with this model is that the
wind lever tries to pinch your finger if you're not careful. This aside, I
think if I were to pick a favourite camera it would be one of the Silettes.
They are relatively small and comfortable to handle and turn in
consistently good results.