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Wartime Bridgend

Took my Agfa Isolette II to a Wartime Bridgend event last weekend. It's from the 1950s rather than 40s but it still looks the part at events like this. I also have an Isolette with an Agnar 75mm f/4.5 but it's nowhere near as sharp as the Solinar in the Isolette 2.

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First the camera itself and then every photo from the roll of Delta 400 that I shot on the day. Wish I'd had Tri-X for a slightly more authentic look, but Delta 400 was all I had on hand.

























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Excellent images from a lovely little camera. Nicely done Roger.
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Excellent images from a lovely little camera. Nicely done Roger.
Thanks Phil! Not many quality medium format cameras you can fold up and put in your pocket. I really should use it more often though.
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Re: Wartime Bridgend

Well done. The groups shots have come out exceptionally well.
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Re: Wartime Bridgend

Nice captures with an authentic feel to them.

I still have the Agfa Isola1. The one where you slightly twist the front of the lens and it comes out on a tube.
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Nice captures with an authentic feel to them.

I still have the Agfa Isola1. The one where you slightly twist the front of the lens and it comes out on a tube.
I like the look of the Isola 1. A bit limited on shutter speed I believe though - isn't it limited to 1/50th sec or something?

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Well done. The groups shots have come out exceptionally well.
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I like the look of the Isola 1. A bit limited on shutter speed I believe though - isn't it limited to 1/50th sec or something?
Ooohhh, I really couldn't say. It must be at least 50 years since I used it . It still looks like new, even though the Agfa case it's in has a weld where the strap broke.
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Ooohhh, I really couldn't say. It must be at least 50 years since I used it . It still looks like new, even though the Agfa case it's in has a weld where the strap broke.
Obviously time to put some film in it.
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Re: Wartime Bridgend

You have a lovely collection of images there. The quality is perhaps a little too good for the era, but one or two details aside, such as the 21st century radio microphone, they really could have been taken in the 1940's. I would love to get along to one of these events sometime.
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You have a lovely collection of images there. The quality is perhaps a little too good for the era, but one or two details aside, such as the 21st century radio microphone, they really could have been taken in the 1940's. I would love to get along to one of these events sometime.
Yes you're probably right about the quality. I also have an Isolette with an Agnar lens which is not so sharp and has more of a vintage look to it. And Tri-X probably would have suited better if I'd had any.

Fortunately I sometimes get to go to this sort of thing for work, so not only do I get to attend I get paid for it as well.
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Re: Wartime Bridgend

Excellent photos Roger. I particularly like the group shots.
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Re: Wartime Bridgend

Well done for making every shot count! This is an excellent set with a real vintage feel and proof that you don't need expensive equipment to make great photographs.
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Excellent photos Roger. I particularly like the group shots.
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Well done for making every shot count! This is an excellent set with a real vintage feel and proof that you don't need expensive equipment to make great photographs.
Thanks John. Not bad for a camera that cost me 30 I guess.
I suppose the Isolette with the Solinar lens would have been quite a high end camera in its day though.
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