Agfa Isolette II -- 6x6 format, fully restored, new bellows
Selling my Agfa Isolette II medium format camera. This camera has been professionally restored and is in outstanding cosmetic and functional condition. The work was done in 2016 by a specialist restorer of vintage folding cameras. It is very rare to find one of these models in fully restored condition, as almost all original Isolette models suffer from bellows deterioration and need to have them replaced due to light leaks, as well as seized focus threads and sticky shutters.
The following restoration work was done: - brand new red bellows installed - lens and shutter assembly completely disassembled, cleaned, repaired, and reassembled (full CLA) - shutter speeds tested for accuracy - lens collimated for proper focus - leatherette cover repaired and cleaned - top plate removed and viewfinder cleaned, shutter release and winder adjusted and lubricated - new light seals installed
The specifications of the camera are: - 120 roll film 6x6cm format (2-1/4" x 2-1/4") - Agfa Apotar 85mm f4.5 coated lens (clean; no fungus, haze or scratches) - Prontor S shutter; speeds 1s to 1/300s, plus B (all speeds are accurate) - 10-bladed aperture
The camera functions perfectly and is ready to shoot. The lens is very sharp. When folded the camera is very compact, and can easily fit in a jacket pocket – remarkable for a 6x6 medium format camera. With the restoration work that has been done, this camera will shoot perfectly for decades more.
Thank you for looking.