Optima 500 (1964)

Optima 500 is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by Agfa and produced between 1964-1966 ?.

The camera has a new body in the Optima series and similar to the Agfa Silette Record of 1963. It has Selenium cell light meter, rapid wind lever on the bottom plate, shutter release on the lens barrel, red/green signals for correct exposure in the bright-frame viewfinder.

The 1964 model has Agfa Color-Apotar 45mm f/2.8 lens in automatic programmed Compur shutter f2.8/30 to f22/500. The shutter release is square.

The 1966 model is similar to 1964 model but with automatic programmed Paratic shutter.The shutter release is round. [1]

500 1966

Optima 500 (1966)

Also see the list of Agfa Optima cameras.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. in McKeown's]] p.29


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