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Joo Freitas
Joao

Portugal
15 Posts
Posted - Dec 27 2022 :  1:06:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello
I intend to buy an half-frame camera. AGAT and Chaika are two candidates. Which one of these two would you advise me to choose ??
Or is there any other easily available model of FSU half-frame camera ?
Thank you in advance
Joao
Michael Perkins
perkinsmg
United Kingdom
26 Posts
Posted - Dec 27 2022 :  1:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Joao!

An interesting decision! I have both, and have had decent results from both. It depends more what you are looking for. I'd say the Agat is more fun, it is an unusual and quirky camera. The Chaika is more conventional and probably ought to get better results, but a lot comes down to luck with these old FSU cameras!

Here are two shots, the statue is with the Agat, the mural is with a Chaika II.

Have fun!

Michael.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/27122022_36217733742_0f45017cdb_k.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/27122022_36217733742_d079f9af06_o.jpg

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Michael Perkins
perkinsmg
United Kingdom
26 Posts
Posted - Dec 27 2022 :  1:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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luigi gesi
schyter
Italy
81 Posts
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Posted - Dec 27 2022 :  1:50:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit schyter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
They are so cheap that I would get both.
I would not underrate Fed Mikron.

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Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
765 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Dec 27 2022 :  2:44:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, the pictures look good. I have not expected this results from a half-frame camera :-)

Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de
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Joo Freitas
Joao
Portugal
15 Posts
Posted - Dec 28 2022 :  03:29:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your input. And yes, Luigi, I will also consider the FED micron.
Regards
Joao
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xya
France
140 Posts
Posted - Dec 28 2022 :  2:09:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another vote for the Agat. I got very decent results, the lens is quite good, it's very light and it's cheap.

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Peter L
gelios44
Austria
5 Posts
Posted - May 09 2023 :  01:30:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im late to the party and you probably already made your decision but Id consider the Chaika II with its detachable Industar 69 lens. It is in M39 mount and you can tune it to work on other bodies. But as others suggested, get them both ;)
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