Agfa photo camera

agfa photo camera

What is AgfaPhoto?

AgfaPhoto GmbH is a European photographic company, formed in 2004 when Agfa-Gevaert sold their Consumer Imaging division. Agfa (the former parent company, which merged with film manufacturer Gevaert in 1964) had for many years been well known as a producer of consumer-oriented photographic products including films, photographic papers and cameras.

What happened to Agfa film cameras?

All later Agfa film cameras were OEM products. In the mid to late 1990s Agfa sold low end compact digital photography cameras under the Agfa ePhoto name, while their desktop scanners were called Agfascan. In 1997, it had acquired Duponts printing and graphic arts film business.

Why are Agfa 35mm cameras so popular?

Functionality was another important factor when Agfa came on the market with the first fully automatic 35mm camera. It was an instant success and during the next three years, Agfa sold a million of these Agfa Optima cameras.

When did Agfa stop making scanners?

In the mid to late 1990s Agfa sold low end compact digital photography cameras under the Agfa ePhoto name, while their desktop scanners were called Agfascan. In 1997, it had acquired Duponts printing and graphic arts film business. In 2001, they stopped production and ended support for both their consumer scanners and digital cameras.

What happened to Agfa film camera company?

Agfa film and film cameras were once prominent consumer products. However, in 2004, the consumer imaging division was sold to a company founded via management buyout. AgfaPhoto GmbH, as the new company was called, filed for bankruptcy after just one year.

Who is the AgfaPhoto Holding?

The AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, headquartered in Leverkusen and Cologne/Germany, is dealing internationally in the consumer imaging sector. Based on a long-term trademark agreement with Agfa-Gevaert NV & Co. KG and Agfa-Gevaert NV, the company is granting sublicenses for the AgfaPhoto-trademark and the Red-Dot-Logo.

Is AgfaPhoto making a comeback?

AgfaPhoto brand makes a comeback with budget cameras and digital albums: Digital Photography Review French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products. French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.

What has Agfa-Gevaert done for AgfaPhoto?

Immediately after the insolvency filing of AgfaPhoto GmbH in May 2005, Agfa-Gevaert has, in order to support the preliminary receiver and the new management in the objective to preserve the operations and employment of AgfaPhoto GmbH, agreed to perform certain distribution activities.

When did the Agfa Gevaert rapid 35mm camera come out?

In 1959 a 35mm viewfinder camera with auto-exposure button followed, the Optima. In 1964, Agfa-Gevaert was formed with the merger of Belgium film and paper manufacturer Gevaert. The Rapid system was introduced as an answer to Kodaks 126 film. The company debuted cameras accepting 126 film in 1967.

What happened to Agfa film cameras?

All later Agfa film cameras were OEM products. In the mid to late 1990s Agfa sold low end compact digital photography cameras under the Agfa ePhoto name, while their desktop scanners were called Agfascan. In 1997, it had acquired Duponts printing and graphic arts film business.

Is Agfa still in business?

In the early days of digital photography Agfa sold low end compact cameras under the Agfa ePhoto name. Today the AgfaPhoto brand is licenced by German photographic company Plawa which sells a modest line of AgfaPhoto Sensor compact digital cameras.

Who makes AgfaPhoto cameras?

The AgfaPhoto brand is licensed by German photographic company Plawa which sells a modest line of AgfaPhoto Sensor compact digital cameras. Lupus Imaging is another licence holder of the name AgfaPhoto, they produced the Vista line of 35mm color film that are Made in EU, by Ferrania.

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