Agfa Click II tryout

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by uncle goose, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. OK, here are the photographs taken with an Agfa Click II. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the scans, the
    photographs are much sharper then those of the Clack. Not bad for a cheap plastic camera. And yes, the shutter
    does "Click" when pressed :). And you have 12 pictures instead of the 8 of the Clack. The Click II is quite a
    winner, I will use it a little more in the future. Tomorrow I will take out the Agfa Gevabox for a try.<br>
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    <img src="http://users.skynet.be/unclegoose/click/click2.jpg">
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    <img src="http://users.skynet.be/unclegoose/click/click3.jpg">
     
  2. Excellent. Interesting that such good edge sharpness was achieved without curving the film plane as in the Clack.
     
  3. Wonderful pictures, just as with the Clack, Uncle Goose.

    I always seem to pass through/around Gent without stopping when I'm in Belgium.....Maybe I should.

    I've got too many cameras that need exercise. Got a Leica IIIa and a IIIc loaded with film, a Certo Super Dollina and there's an Argus C-3 that I've just serviced that begs to be used...

    Looking forward to see what you can do with the next one! :)
     
  4. Mike:
    I have an Agfa Click 1. I don't know what the differences are between the Click 1 and the Click 2, but
    after reading your comment I double checked mine and the film plane is definitely curved.
     
  5. Yes both the Click I and Click II have a curved filmplane. The difference between the 2 is the lens, the Click II is supposed to have a portrait lens. As for the rest they are the same.

    Soon I will also have an Agfa Isola II which I will test of course and post the results here.
     
  6. Very nice photos, but is it just me, or is there some pretty severe barrel distortion going on? Especially near the edges of the frames, things that look like they should be straight, aren't...

    I used to have a Click - the I, I think - but sold it, as the flash sync didn't work. :/
     
  7. I've never seen a Click in the flesh. It looks thinner front to back, but I guess that is because it doesn't have the folded-in film chambers of the Clack. I don't see any barrel distortion in the second shot, so I'm wondering if what one sees in the first is just an artifact of scanning. Very fine shots, in any case.
     
  8. Great shots from the Click. Indeed the photos loolk shakper than the ones from the Clack. Good better lighting consditions be the cause?
     
  9. I think it's just the lens that is a little tad better, originally the Clack was intended to be a contactprint camera and not for big enlargments. The Click however was probably designed to be used for larger prints (especially the Click II as it has a Portrait lens). I will take out the Click again soon and try to see what it gives on portraits. It made me curious enough to try it out.
     

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