Agfa CLACK Doll Buggy Series
About the Agfa Clack
The Agfa CLACK was produced in Germany in the 1950’s. Thousands were made, and they were popular in both Europe and the USA. Mine is an early version, probably made in 1955 or ’56. It uses 120 film in the 6×9 format. There’s one – very slow – shutter speed, and two “f-stops”, a big hole and a small hole.
I acquired my CLACK in a box of old cameras I bought for $10 in an antique shop in Bristol, VT. It was in its original vinyl case, which broke into pieces when i tried to open it. The camera inside was perfect; it looked as it it had never been used. I’ve come to love it and it’s now my favorite camera.
I’ve adapted to the slow shutter speed by almost always using a tripod, and I’ve found I can shoot in low light by holding the shutter open for what seems like the appropriate time. Thankfully the film I’ve used is enough forgiving of exposure time that I lose few shots.