Friday, 26 February 2010
This Agimatic cost me £7 on Ebay, it arrived yesterday. The camera was introduced in 1957 and made by the British Agilux company. The seller only posted one poor quality photo, and said that he had no idea if the camera was working, so it was a bit of a gamble. It could do with some light cleaning, but it all seems to be working, the 9 speed shutter looks accurate, and the camera has a built in uncoupled rangefinder and an uncoupled visual extinction meter. The lever to the left of the lens in the above photo advances the film with one stroke, and then is used as the shutter release. The lens is interchangeable, but I think there was only one other lens (85mm) made, for which there is a little mask that slides across the viewfinder window. All in all it seems to be a usable camera, and should make an appearance sometime this year.