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Agfa Solinette II

Manufactured from 1952 to 1955, this compact 35mm folding viewfinder camera is fitted with a Solinar 50mm f/3.5 lens in a Synchro-Compur shutter.

Film advance is by simple knob-advance, and the shutter must be manually cocked for each exposure

Agfa Solinette II

The Solinettes were well-made, and well-specified cameras, capable of returning fine pictures.

In the States an identical camera was sold as an Ansco Regent.

The Solinar lens is of a four-glass design, broadly similar in performance to the Zeiss Tessar or Schneider Xenar lenses.

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