Agfa Optima 1a

First produced in 1962, the Agfa Optima 1a or Agfamatic was one of the first fully automatic scale-focusing 35mm film cameras. The successor to German camera manufacturer Agfa's Optima 1 camera, the camera employed a selenium cell that generated a voltage related to the luminance, to both measure the light level and to provide the power required for automatic setting of aperture and shutter speed. Other features included a flash mode which overrode the automatic mode to set the camera shutter speed to 1/30s, and a bulb mode for long exposures.[1][2][3]

Agfa Optima 1a
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Overview
Type35 mm
Lens
LensAgfa Color-Agnar f2.8/45
Focusing
Focusmanual
Exposure/metering
ExposureAutomatic
Flash
FlashHot shoe
General
Dimensions121×82×68 mm

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Halgand, Sylvain. "Agfa Optima IA". www.collection-appareils.fr. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Agfa Kamerawerk AG, Munchen, Germany". The Camera Site. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  3. ^ http://blia-gear.blogspot.ae/2012/12/agfa-optima-1a.html[better source needed]

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