Friday, August 17, 2007

Camera Collection: Agfa Synchro Box

What a simple tool ! A box (guess how the name was created) which contains the most simple camera tech (after pinhole) to make pictures. Produced (this model) by Agfa somewhere 1949 to 1958 the camera was the average joe's affordable camera (before single-use-throw-away, alias delvelop cameras were born). Now in 2007 my box still dont need any service (what to fix?) or batteries (there aren't any) besides a de-dusting of the simple lens.One test image on a chinese Lucky100 SHD bw film. If I am in the nostalgic mood I will do some more shootings with the box. Btw, it goes with F11 and 1/30s. Either you dont enlarge your images or you use a tripod !Have a look at BoxCameras.com for more boxes and historical more accurate data.
I love the dreamy, slightly blurry effect. No Photoshop required.
And for anyone keen to read the manual, here you go...

2 comments:

Panagiotis Giannakis said...

A great tool. I just bought one today and i am looking forward to use it.
I have already a Coronet box camera which i love so much. Let's see how good this one is...

Slightly Swampy said...

Thanks for the blog post! I love the manual! Mine just came in the post today! Can't wait to see what sort of photos it takes.

How did you manage to clean the lens and viewfinder?