The History of the Pentacon Six
The Agiflex III
In 1954 AGI launched the Agiflex III,
which, cosmetically at least, was clearly inspired by
the Meister Korelle.
As can be appreciated from the above photo, Agi had still not managed to get all the shutter speeds onto a single speed dial, so there was a separate dial for the slow speeds, as in the Agiflex I and II, and indeed as in the Reflex Korelle of 16 years before, and the top speed remained (nominally!) 1/500. Likewise, the lever wind was still on the left of the top plate of the camera.
Sales of the Agiflex continued until the 1960’s, when the UK government removed import restrictions on foreign cameras, and production ceased in the face of German and Japanese competition.
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