Parte de Heritage Camera Collection
Item is a mid-century German metal box camera with plastic covering and art-deco front. It was manufactured in 1951 by Agfa Camerawerk. The Synchro term in the name comes from the fact that it has a flash sync shutter. The lens is a 105mm f/11 single-element Meniscus fixed focus lens with a focus range of 3 meters to infinity. A pull-out tab is located above the shutter release to change the aperture. When the tab is fully pushed in, there is a larger aperture approximately equivalent to f/11; the middle tab is a smaller aperture approximately equivalent to f/16; and the last tab is the larger aperture (f/11) with a yellow filter. The shutter is an instant-return self-cocking rotary shutter controlled by a simple spring. The shutter speed can be adjusted by a small sliding lever directly under the side viewfinder. The dot is 1/50th of a second, and the long line is bulb mode. The optics are only slightly better than a toy camera, and have a soft focus but little to no vignetting. Camera takes 6x9cm images on 120mm film. This is the export version made c1951. In 1951 and later, the Agfa name appeared on the front of the camera. It originally sold for $5-10.
Dimensions: 9.7 cm (3.75") x 7.5 cm (3") x 11.5 cm (4.5")