Agfa Isoly Focus help please

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Pomgonewalkabout, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Pomgonewalkabout

    Pomgonewalkabout Member

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    I have this Agfa Isoly that I recently purchased, it's all loaded and ready to go with 120 film, but I'm confused as to how the focus works.

    The camera has a 'Achromat' lens and around the lens there is a silver bezel.

    Stamped on the bezel there is a number 30 and three sets of two black lines.

    On the barrel of the lens there is a white guide mark.

    There is a D shape cut out in the silver bezel but I think that is because someone has cracked the bezel.

    So anyway what I was doing to focus the lens was to simply line up the white line against a green or black number (feet / metres)

    Then I realised that the white line does not rotate all the way around the feet and metre numbers because of two internal 180 degree metal stops. So I must be focusing wrong.

    I can only find a manual for the Isoly mat camera online.

    So can anyone please enlighten me as to the correct focus procedure, please

    cheers Eric
     
  2. Pomgonewalkabout

    Pomgonewalkabout Member

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    Okay sorted!
    Someone who has the same camera pointed out to me that the focus bezel containing the guide numbers had rotated out of position.

    cheers Eric