Agfa Ambiflex

35mm SLR system • Discontinued



A small 35mm SLR system introduced by Agfa Kamerawerk AG (Munich, West Germany) at Photokina 1958.

The Agfa Ambiflex, the only camera in the system, was a fully mechanical SLR with a proprietary bayonet mount with support for fully automatic diaphragm, Prontor Reflex behind-lens shutter with speeds ranging from 1 to 1/300th of a second, coupled window exposure meter, and an interchangeable finder.

The camera was known under the following names:

  • Ambiflex I (Agfaflex III, in the U.S.) - body with waist-level hood viewfinder and the Color-Solinar 50/2.8 lens;
  • Ambiflex II (Agfaflex IV, in the U.S.) - body with prism viewfinder and the Color-Solinar 50/2.8 lens;
  • Ambiflex III (Agfaflex V, in the U.S.) - body with prism viewfinder and the Color-Solagon 55/2 lens.

The range of optics was rather modest and - in addition to 50/2.8 and 55/2 standard lenses - consisted of 35, 90 and 135mm accessory lenses with moderate speeds. The Agfaflex III, IV, V instruction manual also mentioned a rare COLOR-TELINEAR 1:4,5/180 medium telephoto lens.

Camera list

35mm film SLR cameras with the Agfa Ambiflex mount (1):

Agfa Ambiflex mount lens list

Table of contents
Completeness of lens lineup
    Enthusiast photography
    Professional photography

    No dedicated lenses for architectural photography with perspective correction, professional macrophotography.

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