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Agfa Karat 12 - 2,8 (Type 2016/1) favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in Germany from 1948 until 0.
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Agfa Karat 12 - 2,8

 

Traduction de Manuel M

This Karat 12 seems to be very first series, the mention Agfa Karat in fronting is directly engraved and not put on a plate. This specimen is equipped with an Compur shutter, the alternative is thus numbered 2016/01.
It was transformed to receive traditional 35 mm films by the addition of a receiving reel but work was apparently not finalized: it is impossible to rewind the film. Indeed, Karat 12 are conceived to accommodate the Cassettes “Karat” which do not require a rewinding.

The serial number of this specimen is a little curious, the usual numbers at Agfa comprising two letters and four digits. Moreover, the serial number of the Xenar lens locates its manufacture at the end of the Thirties (the lense, not the camera!).