It has an uncoupled match-needle selenium lightmeter mounted in the top housing. The lens is a coated 85 mm f/4.5 Color-Apotar, suggesting that the provision of a lightmeter was intended to cater for users of colour film, especially transparencies, concerned to achieve the more exact exposure this might demand. The shutter is a synchronised Pronto, giving speeds 1/25 – 1/200 second, plus’B’. The camera has some of the features of the Isolette II and III; the film advance knob is on the right, and has a double-exposure prevention interlock, with a red indicator spot in a tiny window. There is a film-type reminder on the other end of the top housing. Like other models, the camera has a swing-out spool holder on the left (supply) side of the film chamber. The button to unfold the camera is a smaller button on the left end of the top housing; presumably to make space for the meter in the top housing. Like the original Isolette, the L has hinged blinds mounted on the film roller spindles, allowing it to be used for two different formats. However, the second format of the L is a very unusual 3×6 cm (strictly, a little smaller: 1×2¼ inch). The viewfinder can also be masked for this format, with a small lever beside the cold shoe. Perhaps it was intended that users might cut their films down and mount them as 24×36 mm slides; but the full panoramic format would be attractive to some. The camera has a red window for normal 12-on-120 frame numbers; advancing the film accurately for the half-frame format might be difficult. The item “Vintage old camera AGFA ISOLETTE L With AGFA COLOR APOTAR 1 4,5/ 85″ is in sale since Monday, May 25, 2020. This item is in the category “Foto & Camcorder\Photographica\Alte Kameras\Boxkameras”. The seller is “vintagecamera_wien” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Marke: Agfa Isolette L