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    WTB: Agfa Clack

    A friend of mine is looking for an Agfa Clack in decent condition. Anyone have one gathering dust in a closet?

    Peter Gomena

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    Clack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Collier View Post
    Clack?
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    Produced by Agfa in 1954-1965.

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ID:	74217 and to its left: it's smaller brother the Agfa Click (6x6 cm negative)

    The Clack is a beautiful simple camera: 120 roll film, 6x9 negative size, slightly curved film plane.
    Much more fun than a Holga (IMHO) and also excellent for rebuilding into a pinhole camera.

    They can be found as cheap as $5 with an every ready case.
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    I've always wanted one of these as well - but $5? I'm definitely living in the wrong hemisphere as I've never seen them that cheap in AU - and as for Evilbay, if you have a spare $75 hanging around, you can grab yourself a real bargain!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozphoto View Post
    I've always wanted one of these as well - but $5? I'm definitely living in the wrong hemisphere as I've never seen them that cheap in AU - and as for Evilbay, if you have a spare $75 hanging around, you can grab yourself a real bargain!!

    Prices may very here as well (sometimes asking $150, but who is counting ....). But they can be found here on (digital & analog) flea markets for $10 frequently.
    I'm willing to look for you, but shipping costs would be Euro 16 extra (still no $75 though).
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    Thanks for the offer, ToadMen, but I know they can be found here in the USA without all the hassles and expense of international shipment. I bought one a week or so ago on the popular auction site as part of a two-camera, $18 buy-it-now offer - with a flash (!??) postage included. They show up on Craigslist, too, for reasonable amounts. Auction prices seem to get out of hand for these and other cameras that can be found in flea markets and garage sales. I think $10 is a bargain, and $20-$30 is reasonable for one in working condition.

    They are really simple and fun to use, fun to handle because of their retro look and design. I haven't processed my first test films yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    Peter Gomena

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    Prices may very here as well (sometimes asking $150, but who is counting ....). But they can be found here on (digital & analog) flea markets for $10 frequently.
    I'm willing to look for you, but shipping costs would be Euro 16 extra (still no $75 though).
    I recently bought a near mint one including the leather! version of the ever-ready case for 4€€. Sure on the low end. But 10€€ would be a good average. But I don't see them on every fleamarket, rather now and then.

    But 150$ ?? Must have been Lomography-refurbished...

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Collier View Post
    Clack?
    Actually the name does not origin from Agfa, but from the Rietzschel camera works who later had been bought by the Bayer company and via IG-Farben ended up with Agfa.
    "Clack" was first used for a variety of folding cameras in different formats.
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    They are fun cameras to use and the quality of the prints that can be made is actually pretty decent.
    I have not use mine for a few years and don't remember how much I paid but i'm sure I bought it on the big auction site.

    This one was taken in Joshua Tree a few years ago: http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showima...mageuser=10922
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    Great example, Jan! Yes, I don't expect the pictures to look like they were made with a Hasselblad. That's not the point. I'm sure the original intent for the pictures from a Clack was for them to be contact printed, so no one would notice any softness or other effects. I don't envision enlarging them to more than about 6x9", but you never know. Big, soft and odd is okay in my book when the intent is to have fun.

    Pete

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