Agfa Clack and Ilford PanF Film

The Agfa Clack was made in Germany in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  It gives eight 6×9 shots on a roll of 120 film and was really designed as a snap camera.  The lens is so simple the image is focused onto a curve rather than a flat film plane as with most film cameras, hence the curved back of the camera.

I bought this one on eBay some time ago for just under £20.  It has three exposure settings: bright, cloudy and close up and was originally designed for ISO 50 film.  So I popped in a roll of Ilford PanF, which I have never used before,  and gave it a whirl.

The shots are a bit soft, hardly surprising with such a simple lens.  Also, I believe the camera has a slow shutter speed, about 1/30 of a second, so this may have contributed some camera blur.  Still, probably fine for 1950’s contact prints.

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