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Friday, April 14, 2006

At Least It's Not Called "Clunk"

In the ugly sweepstakes, the Agfa Clack gets extra points for having a really good bad name.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will you circle around to pretty cameras? Like the Leica IIb, M4, and SL, Nikon F2 Titan, Rolleiflex 2.8D, Linhof Master Technika 2000, 5x7 Sinar Norma, Ebony SV, and the Arca-Swiss F-Metrics?

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you are being a bit unfair to the Clack.

The evolution of the snap shot camera from the Kodak Box Brownie can be seen in this camera. I would imagine that in its day it was quite acceptable.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Oddly enough I don't think any of these cameras are all that ugly. Is there something inherently beautiful about cameras, that's almost impossible to screw up?

I don't think an ugly camera can ever be as ugly as an ugly car.

I got a Clack from I don't know where when I was a kid. It was my first camera. I still have it. I think it's sort of cute.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous clive evans said...

Living in France, i would also note that dropping the "L" in this results in "c*ck", resulting in the French slang for excrement.
I wonder if the marketeers at Agfa noticed that?
Clive

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ther was also another model called CLICK

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a Click. It's a great lil' camera. I've been lookin' for a Clack. I think it's lovely. :D

3:36 PM  

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