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Agfa Synchro Box 600, also known as Agfa Synchro Box, is a medium format box camera manufactured by Agfa Camerawerk AG, München, Germany between 1951-57. It is a version of Agfa Box 50. The Synchro term in the name is for flash sync shutter.
The optics are rather simple, so image quality is a bit better than a toy camera, but not significantly so. Photographs can have the dreamy soft focus like Holga pictures, but unlike toy cameras, image quality is fairly sharp throughout the photograph with little or no vignetting around the edges. Also, the large negative size is a definite plus, just print contact sheets from Synchro-Box negatives.
|Agfa Synchro Box 600 (1956) image by Girolamo (Image rights)|
- film 120 roll, format 6x9cm, takes 8 frames
- Lens: 105mm f/11 single-element Meniscus lens, fixed focus; Aperture: f/11 and f/16; Focus range: 3m-inf; Setting: a pull-out tab above the shutter release, without pulling out the tab setting on the large aperture, when pulling out, the first stop (a dot) is for small aperture and the second (filter) stop is for larger aperture w/ yellow filter,
- Shutter: instant-return self-cocking simple spring rotary shutter, simple spring, w/sliding aperture disc; Speeds: 1/50 +B; Setting: by a small sliding lever above the shutter release: the dot is for speed and the long line is for B setting
- Cocking and Shutter release lever: same, pressing once to downwards the lever cock and release the shutter
- Cable release socket: same with flash PC socket, at the corner below the shutter release
- Viewfinder: two Bright magnifying viewfinders on top and right sides of the camera, w/ polished steel reflectors
- Flash PC socket: special for dedicated Agfa Clibo-Blitz, same with cable release socket, at the corner below the shutter release
- Back cover: hinged, w/ red window, opens by pressing the carrying strap knob on top of the camera
- Film loading: via a removable cone magazine
- Others: Sticker on the magazine: Agfa Isopan Film; Tripod sockets: two, 1/4 inch; Buttons for hand grip
- Body: metal; Weight: 412g
|Agfa Synchro Box 600 c.1955
Images by Süleyman Demir (Image rights)
- ↑ Loading: open the back cover, then pull out the winding handle when rotating, and then pull out the inner part of the camera,the lens on it, then insert the film roll to the lower plate, and place it to the upper take up spool, then insert the film magazine into the camera and pull in the winding lever, then close the back cover, wind the film until the number 1 visible in the red window