The Agfa Karat 36 is a German fixed lens folding 35mm rangefinder camera.
This camera comes in the original case (with a camera strap), and the fixed lens is a AGFA Solinar 50mm f:2.8.
First released in 1953, the 35mm rangefinder uses a small set of bellows located within the struts which are contracted when not in use. There is a safety mechanism to disable the shutter avoiding accidental firing of the shutter when the camera is in the closed position. The lens pops out when the button on the left of the lens is depressed.
Focusing is controlled by a lever on the left side of the camera. The focusing is a known weak point of these cameras as there is quite a number reported with seized or very stiff movement. Some cleaning and re-lube usually takes care of this.
This copy has the Solinar 50mm 1:2.8, which has four elements. Aperture range is from f/2.8 wide open to f/16 closed down. Aperture control is on the left of the lens, near the bottom, as a sliding lever.
~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!
Overall condition - Excellent condition - 9/10 [This camera previously belonged to a collector who kept it in excellent working condition!]
Example photos can be found here.
Manual can be found here.
This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.
- We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.