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Manufactured in Portugal from 1981 until (After) 1984.
Index of rarity in France : Frequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 85

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Agfa Optima Flash sensor

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The Optima Flash Electronic Sensor belongs to the same series as Optima 335and Optima 535. The cameras of this series have common characteristics:


This series appeared in 1976, but the Optima Flash was manufactured 1981 to 1983.

The lens of the Optima Flash is Solitar 2,8 40 mm. Its shutter covers speeds going of 1/30 to 1/1000 secondes.

  • body covered with a black painting
  • very broad finder, very clearly with brilliant lines
  • the aperture of the back automatically releases the film reel of its axis
  • automatic check of the exposure by a cell of which the eye (double) is located at bottom of the lens.
  • small button to be turned and insert, marked R near the shutter release (It is used for fast rewinding: “In film end, the meter is on 36, 24, 20 or 12, according to the length of film used. It is now necessary to rewind film in its cartridge. To rectify the camera flash. To insert the button R and to turn the feature locate white opposite the point R - the button engages. For the rewinding to also use the fast winding lever by making it turn until stop and by overcoming at the beginning possibly a certain resistance. Rewinding is finished as soon as the lever starts to turn easily. To open the camera now and to withdraw the film cartridge”. Thank you in Stafan from Germany of the precise details about this button)
  • Paratronic shutter