This is not a review; it’s a call for some help from anyone in southern UK.
I was visiting the UK last week and stayed with my best friend. One afternoon he pulled out his grandfathers old camera which he had stashed in a box in his garage and asked me what I thought of it.
Out came an Agfa Ambi Silette in mint condition (aesthetically) in it’s case with a filter container and light meter attached. Also there was the 90mm lens in it’s moisture maintained plastic bubble case; a really nice set.
The Ambi Silette is an interchangeable lens rangefinder and has features that rival a Leica but at a much lower budget level; to many it is known as the poor mans Leica.
This was the first one I had seen for myself in the flesh and it’s a really nice camera.
Anyway, as I said, it was aesthetically excellent but on testing the shutter didn’t want to work. Using B I did manage to get it to open a few times but never on any of the other speeds and not reliably.
Hence my post as it would be really nice to get this working again.
Does anyone know of a camera repair man in the Oxfordshire Berkshire area? My friend is not a camera enthusiast as such but I think he would enjoy having his grandfathers camera operation once more