Agfa Isolette / Agfa Record - sourcing new bellows in Europe?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by pablo_escobar, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:45 AM.

  1. Hi,

    Just purchased an Agfa Billy Record (6x9) which is in great working condition apart from a few pinholes in the bellows.

    Could anyone recommend a place/person who would be willing to sell me new bellows for this camera? I'm happy to fit them myself as I've gone through the procedure in the past with similar cameras.

    By the way, the seller should be willing to ship to the EU. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Pablo, do a search of Ebay. Some time ago I remember a source in China that was advertising them for 6x6 or 6x9 folding cameras. Bill
     
  3. Bill

    That's a great tip - just did that and found a seller offering made-to-order bellows. Checking with him right now whether he'd manufacture one for my Billy Record. Thanks!
     
  4. Just a note. Bellows for all the "recent" Agfa' 6x9's are the same. Bill
     
  5. Pablo

    You can contact Sandeha Lynch in UK: SL Bellows

    Michael
     
  6. Thank you everyone. Steve, what are some of the challenges involved in replacing bellows? Would you imagine focus would have to be recalibrated due to, say, different tensioning properties of new bellows wrt old? Or do you have something else in mind?
     

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