Film: 120/medium format
Format/Frame: 6 x 9 cm
The Clack’s lens can deliver remarkable sharpness for its simplicity… In this camera’s heyday, images were usually contact printed from the negatives, resulting in 6 by 9 centimeter photographs.—Jim Grey
Check out Jim Grey’s entire Clack review HERE.
My Insights on the Agfa Clack
How can you resist a camera with a name like “Clack?”
I don’t remember how I learned about this camera, but when I purchased it, the eBay seller threw in a second one for free. I don’t recall his rationale, but if I have a camera I really like, there’s usually two of them in my collection.
When it comes to 6 x 9 film cameras, this has to be one of the most stripped down offerings. It’s not quite as simple as the Brownie Hawkeye, but there’s not much thinking involved when it comes to getting an image from this camera.
I’ve always felt that it’s a bit clunky in your hands due to its shape, but it’s not heavy, so you shouldn’t need a neck strap despite its physique. In some ways the Clack reminds me of the Argus “Brick” only with rounded corners.
As Jim Grey mentioned in his review (see link), for a simple and inexpensive camera in its day, this camera can produce a sharp image despite it’s consumer-based-audience design.
When I last checked (April 2022) Agfa Clacks were going for about $35-$100 depending on the condition, and what country it is shipping from. I saw that there is also someone in Lithuania converting Clacks into pinhole cameras!