Anscoflex II c1954
In my opinion the Anscoflex II and its brother The Anscoflex, are the
most stylish cameras ever made.
Maybe you know they were designed by Raymond Loewy
. Maybe not.
Either way. You could look it up.
The polished and hammered aluminum pieces go well with the psychiatric
ward green paint.
The filter is yellow. It makes your oriental friends look kind of pale
in portraits but it does a good job of whitening a smoker's teeth.
Lots of people smoked in the Anscoflex heyday. Raymond Loewy designed
the Lucky Strike cigarette package.
They make great
The close up button is for close ups. If you want to use the yellow
the close up
feature together, you can !
The metallic red shutter button is very cool. It's nicely beveled to
accept your trigger finger.
The back release button matches the shutter release button.
The viewfinder is really bright. I swear it shows your scene brighter
than it really is. I think the Anscoflex has a light amplification
system. I really do.
The big knob kind of ratchets the film to the next frame while
resetting the shutter and unlocking the shutter button.
No double exposures here !
Three dollars down and you own it.
The ad claims "distortion-free" pictures. Come on
, Mister Ansco !!
The ad says the camera is two-tone gray. Gray ? It's green
ferchrissakes. And it ain't
The camera was two bucks cheaper at Sears and Roebuck.
I did a lousy job re-spooling the first roll of 120. Too loose and
wrinkly, but the effect is kind of cool here.
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I used the yellow filter on all of the photos that feature sky. The sky
was very blue at 12 o'clock high. Very bright sun.
Barn on Sabin Street
Shack on Sabin Street
Man, it's been a hard winter.
South Facing Windows