Agfa Colorflex strip down – part 1

A few weeks ago I acquired an Agfa Colorflex 35mm, fixed lens, slr camera which had a few problems with the shutter. In order to see what was wrong I needed to remove the shutter from the camera, and this short post shows the sequence I went through to do that.

Agfa Colorflex Strip down pictures

Removing the shutter from the Agfa Colorflex camera body was a relatively easy operation, as the sequence above shows, but once I’d removed it I found that the camera had a few other issues and probably isn’t worth trying to fix.

I found that the mirror is missing, the plate which holds the condenser lens in place as part of the the focusing screen is not screwed in, and there was a small piece of bent metal and a screw which fell out of the camera body when the shutter was removed. I suspect therefore that this camera will become a set of parts! Still, it may be of interest to someone to see the sequence of pictures above if they own an Agfa Colorflex and need to get to the shutter unit to repair it.

3 Replies to “Agfa Colorflex strip down – part 1”

    1. Hi – sorry there isn’t. There were too many issues which I couldn’t fix without a donor camera, but if I ever get another one I may add more details.

  1. I believe your mirror is actually resting at the top of the mirror chamber. The glue dries out and the mirror separates from it’s back plate. Weird because they both can move independently. Dig out and clean the old glue and use contact cement for a new seal. This should solve the mystery of why you can’t see an image through the ground glass.

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