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Super Silette (first model, early, 1955)

Super Silette is a 35mm film rangefinder camera made by Agfa and introduced in 1955. It belongs to the long lasting Silette series.

It is similar to original Silette with coupled rangefinder. Early ones have flash PC socket on left-hand side of front plate, later moved to right-hand side. It also sold as Ansco Super-Memar in USA. The lenses was Agfa Apotar or Color-Apotar in Prontor-SVS or Solinar in Synchro-Compur shutter; from 1956 with high quality six element Solagon 50mm f/2 in Synchro-Compur shutter.

The Super Silette's second model (1960) was completely flat top-plate, recessed re-wind knob flush with top. Other features are coupled rangefinder, Agfa Color-Apotar 45mm f/2.8 lens in Prontor-SVS shutter. It also sold as Super Solina. [1]

Super silette later

Super Silette (second model 1960)

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  1. According to McKeown's p.35

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