Agfa Silette


I still have my first camera and my second 35mm camera (see recent posts), but the first 35mm camera was part-exchanged for the second one. However, I have managed to find one on eBay, and it arrived today! I think it exactly the same as the one I owned back in 1959, and it seems in very good condition. I’ll be putting a film through it non the next few days.

It was the first camera I had with what was known as a ‘brightline viewfinder, hence the dual viewfinder windows – no meter or rangefinder. It was a very nice camera, and was the first time I photographed in colour, Kodachrome reversal film, rated at 10 ASA, fortunately there was a very long, dry summer that year as I recall, so the very slow film speed did not seem such a problem as it would be at present (most of the time my digital camera is at ISO 800 or even faster)..

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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