|Agilux Agiflex I Camera (360° Rotational View only, see below for link to main page)|
| Agilux Agiflex I, vintage camera - all round view at 10° intervals.
Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Kochman Reflex Korelle that inspired it, the Agiflex is actually very different. Whilst it broadly follows the Korelle's practice, it is fundamentally different in many respects including the shutter geometry. Even here, though not visible, the shutter gearing is 49 to 12 against 45 to 11 for the Korelle. Given that both use a 270º travel, this gives 3 rotations of the curtain rollers, keeping the overall geometry very similar. The general construction is similar although certainly not close enough to be regarded as a copy, as the main casting is totally different to allow for the shutter to be installed as a completed assembly. This later feature added a fair bit of weight over that of the Korelle. The oft repeated claim that the Agiflex is simply a Korelle copy is a bit wide of the mark, but one that Agilux themselves may have encouraged. The Korelle was well respected and the idea of getting something as good without paying the import duty may have been good marketing. Copy or not, the Agiflex is not as well made as the Korelle and exhibits many shoddily finished components.
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