Anny 35 Super De Luxe c1964

The words "Super" and "Deluxe" get thrown around so much that they lose their meaning. But when you put them together, you really have something !

Check this pure Japanese vinyl case with ANNY 35 embossed in gold.

Rejected by Leitz due to high manufacturing costs, the UTACAR f8 50 is standard issue on the Anny 35. "UTACAR" is "RACATU" spelled backwards.

The ANNY 35 has a real frame counter and lever film advance. It's has double exposure protection and complete instructions. It's fully equipped for flash photography. The fake selenium cells give it an extra touch of class.

In case you didn't wide enough first time around, if you turn this knob in the direction shown, you can rewide. Now that's a unique feature, don't you think ?

The instructions are worth the price of the camera. The front page reads:

"We have so far enjoyed a very good reputation as makers of various cameras for beginners. Now we are happy to be able to offer a new model or 35mm camera with new structure and unique style under the brand name of Anny 35 Super Deluxe."

"It is very simple to handle. Please read this instruction carefully and take nice pictures to be kept with you forever."

I think that I like to use crappy cameras because, in part, they remind me of the first photographs that were significant in my life. Family photos done with very average cameras.  Blurry photographs of people that are long gone. Smeared colors in those amazing photos that captured color for the first time.

While I still consider myself to be a young man, I'm old enough to remember watching color TV through the window in a store in the town I grew up in.

Photos taken with crappy cameras don't pretend to depict reality. Instead, they capture the essence of memories.

Other Anny shots

The same barn in B&W with another crappy camera

Kodak Gold 200