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Agfa was one the first manufacturers of cameras to follow Kodak after the launching of the 110 film.
Agfa is one of some to propose cameras and 110 film.
The 110 film declination of the 126 film instamatic despite a lot of hope and some beautiful machines (Pentax Auto110, Rollei A 100) has completely disappeared now complete. The Disc film and after APS film replaced it. APS film is itself now on the decline.

The family of Agfamatic pocket launched in 1973, manufactured by Agfa and designed by Schlagheck & Schultes, is characterized by a very good manufacture, they comprise all a tripod socket, which serves to screw the strap, an orange resilient pad - the 'sensor' and destined for minimize the moved, one of defects of 110 camera

The film is advanced Minox-style (Minox B and C) by pushing the end of the camera in and out - the moving body section also extends around the front to protect the lens & viewfinder.

The body is mainly black plastic, with a few metal components both internally and externally - the body end & cover section is in brushed aluminum, with a couple of extra aluminum trims on the main body.

The shutter and speed switch are on the top panel, and a slide-lock to hold the body closed when not in use. closing and opening the camera transports film and arms the shutter. The loud noise caused by this mechanism made pocket-sized Agfamatics popular under the name "Ritsch-Ratsch-Kameras" in Germany, "Repitomatic" in France

This page is dedicated to the best of the agfamatic pockets, to these with a manufactured and an exemplary finish. Agfa having produced a lot models (to see Agfamatic comparison table), this page is for Agfamatic or Optima cameras which belong next elements :

A body with aluminum part and design inspired the Minox, the system of advance film "Repitomatic", a red shutter button "sensor" and a door of loading of the film that opens on the rear of the camera.

That allows to Agfamatic 4008 Tele to be included in this page despite its particular dimensions but exclude Agfamatic 508, 1008 or 1008 Tele.

These cameras continue to work twenty-five years after they were produced, proof of a quality and an exceptional steadiness

· Agfa Agfamatic 2000 pocket (typ 2300)

(1973) Lens: fixed-focus "Color Agnar" 26mm. The instructions claim a focus range from about 1.2 meters / 4 feet to infinity.