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Agfa Camerawerk AG, Berlin/Munich, Germany

1937 / 38 - AGFABOX B2 (BOX94)


6½x9 Negatives

Manufactured by Agfa Camera-Werk AG, Munich, Germany Model c.1937, (B-2 = Box 94), (produced between 1937-38) The Box No. 94 from Agfa is also called Box B2 because the maker recommended to load it with Agfa B2 film Box Medium format film camera, Film 120 roll (known as B2 at that times), picture size 6x9, takes 8 frames Lens: Single element meniscus type, locates behind the shutter leaf Aperture: f/11 Fix-focus Shutter: simple spring , w/ metallic sliding aperture disc, about 1/60, +B, installed on the front cover of the camera and therefore is located in front of the lens, Setting lever for snap-shot and B: on the right-upper side of the camera Shutter cocking and release lever: lover-right side of the camera, slide down for the exposure, then slide up for the cocking Winding handle: on the right side of the camera Viewfinders: two ground glass screens, on the top and right sides of the camera, for portrait and landscape views, There are two viewer lenses on front of the camera, images reflect via polished steel reflectors behind the viewer lenses Backcover: Hinged, opens by a latch on the top-back of the camera, w/ a red window Film loading: via a removable magazine ( the lens on it !..), open the back cover, then pull out the winding handle and then pull out the inner part of the camera, then insert the film roll to the lower plate, and place it to the upper take up spool, then insert the film magazine into the camera and pull in the winding handle, then close the back cover, wind the film untill the number 1 visible in the red window Body: metal, covered with leatherette Stampings on the front of the camera: Agfa-Box, B-2, and the logo of Agfa A sticker inside of the back cover for ad of Agfa Film B-2, Isopan Film and Isodrom Film. Hand-strap buttons: on top of the camera <b>surprise: the camera is working very well</b> The noticeable feature on this camera is the nicely art-deco front face. Box cameras on the market in the 1930s were rugged, inexpensive, and easy to use. Some had built-in accessories, others had attachments, but consumers liked them all. Box cameras got their name from their rigid boxy shape, most often rectangular but sometimes a cube. They often had fixed focus, fixed lens opening and limited speeds. They gave the beginner an opportunity to learn the basics of photography such as composition and subject choice, without too much emphasis on complicated technical details. The most common problem with these Agfa box cameras was difficulty in loading the film. It was hard to keep light from hitting the film and causing fogginess on the edges of the finished print. In spite of this drawback, box cameras were surprisingly easy to use for outdoor and indoor portraits, action shots, landscapes, and silhouettes. 

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