Agfa Isolette Macro/Close-up

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by wilfbiffherb, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. wilfbiffherb

    wilfbiffherb Member

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    Hi,
    Has anyone used an agfa isolette for close up shots? i have an isolette II and the focus ring goes from 0 to 1 metres but you can set it inbetween. has anyone sued an isolette like this and got decent results?
     
  2. Jon Shiu

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    I haven't done it, but it might be good to first see how close it will focus. Open the back and put a piece of frosted scotch tape across the film rail (ie where the film would be positioned). Then set the shutter to B and open fire the shutter and holding down the lever, see what image focuses on the tape when you get close to objects (I use a bare light bulb.)

    Jon
     
  3. Dan Fromm

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    Why? Why? And why? again.

    A viewfinder camera isn't the preferred type for shooting when focus and framing are critical. Why punish yourself when there are better tools for the job?
     
  4. wilfbiffherb

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    i just have one and pondered giving it a try is all