I'm afraid I'm becoming a collector....

I've just ordered an Agfa Ansco Karomat with the f2 Schneider Xenon lens, in a Compur MX shutter. At the price I paid I could hardly let it pass; that's my story and I'm sticking to it!


This little gem reminds me of a Retina in that the lens board is retractable somewhat into the body, but without the door which in a "proper" folder would then cover the lens. Another oddity, the split image rangefinder splits the ENTIRE viewfinder image! Should make a good street camera, although like my Retina I and IIIc it doesn't have any strap lugs! I've never understood that.

It will live with my other oldsters - the two Retinas mentioned above, a Komaflex S, my father's old AshaiFlex and its lenses, his old Baldina, a Busch Pressman 2x3, and an old Taron.

Fortunately my dear wife is most understanding. And remember, the photo hobby is much cheaper than being a serious bass fisherman! Just keep saying that....