Agfa Isola I
We are selling this medium format Agfa Isola I in great condition, in full mechanical order. Set includes the original case.
The Agfa Isola I is a roll film camera. It was built between 1957 and 1962 in Munich by the Agfa Camerawerk.
The Agfa Isola I is, from today’s point of view, a simple camera with a transmitted light viewfinder. It comes with a fixed meniscus lens. This has a focal length of 72.5 mm and a maximum aperture of f/11. Focusing is manual in three steps, 1.5 m to 2.5 m, 2.5 m to 5 m, 5 m to infinity.
Since the camera is completely mechanical, no batteries are needed. On the other hand, the Agfa Isola I doesn’t have an exposure meter or automatic exposure control, so the photographer has to set everything himself. There isn’t much to do, though; the aperture can only be changed between sunny and cloudy.
The shutter also leaves the choice between only two options, 1/35 s and Bulb (the shutter remains open as long as the shutter button is held down). When using Bulb mode, it is advisable to mount the camera on a tripod.
The Agfa Isola I can also be used with an external flash. For this purpose, the medium format camera has a PC Flash socket. The hot shoe only serves as an attachment for the flash and cannot fire the flash.
The Agfa Isola I is loaded normal 120 medium format film and takes square images (6×6).