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1954-1958. 35mm camera. Made by Agfa. Same as the Agfa Silette.

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Ansco: Memar camera

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by bill339 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:01 pm

The 35mm Memar was introduced in 1954 and production was discontinued in 1958. It was made by Agfa under the Ansco name and is the same camera as the first Agfa Silette. The Memar features are an optical viewfinder, a leaf shutter, a single action lever wind advance, a flash socket in the front of the camera, aperture settings of 3.5 to 16, focus range of 3 feet (914.4mm) to infinity, and an accessory shoe (Agfa KM flash compatible). Its shutter is a Pronto (1/25 of a second to 1/200 plus B). The lenses are three elements Agfa Apotar 3.5/45mm that most Memar’s had or an Agfa Color Apotar 2.8/45mm. In the USA, it was known as the Ansco Memar and sold at a suggested retail price of $39.95. The camera body was made of die-cast metal and covered in black leather. The exposed metal parts were finished in satin chrome. The Agfa Silette (type 1, not to be confused with the Silette I) did have subtle difference but only when it came to the number of lens and shutter combination that could be found on the camera. Agfa made the Silette in some form from 1953 to the mid-60s.

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