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Silette F is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by Agfa and introduced in 1963. It belongs to the long lasting Silette series.

Silette-F is similar to Agfa Silette II but replacement of the cold-shoe by a built-in hinged flash-reflector with bulb AG-1 and no self-timer.[1] Agfa Silette Rapid F is the similar model for Rapid film cartridges.

Agfa Silette-F 01
Agfa Silette-F 04
Agfa Silette-F 07


  • Lens: Agfa Color-Agnar 45mm f/2.8 filter slip-on, serial no. none
    • Aperture: up to f/22 setting: ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
    • Focus range: 1-8m +inf
  • Focusing: manual front cell focusing, ring and distance scale with portrait, group and landscape symbols on the lens
  • Shutter: Prontor 125 speeds: 1/30-1/125 +B; setting : ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Shutter release: on front of the camera
  • Cable release socket: on the top plate
  • Cocking lever: also winds the film, short stroke, on the top plate
  • Frame counter: manual reset, decreasing type, on the right side of the camera
  • Viewfinder: bright frame finder
  • Re-wind lever: folding crank, on the top plate
  • Re-wind release: a small knob beside the cocking lever
  • Built-in bulb AG-1 flash unit, on the top plate, with a hinged reflector
  • Battery for flash: one 15V Varta Pertrix No.74 battery, (There was a Varta Photo Spezial V 74 PX 15V battery in the chamber of this camera)
    • Battery compartment: on the back of the top plate with a plastic lid that have an exposure table
  • Flash PC socket: none
  • Cold-shoe: none
  • Self-timer: none
  • Back cover: removable with the bottom plate, opens by a latch on it
  • Engraving on the bottom plate: Made in Germany
  • Tripod socket: ¼"
  • Strap lugs: none
  • Body: metal and bakelite; Weight: 342g
  • Serial no. on the right side of the camera

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. in McKeown's p.34


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