ANSCO LANCER C1959
Ansco made some stylish cameras in the past. The Lancer is one of
them. Even though it was built by Bilora for
Ansco. It's a smooth, cast
Americans loved names like "Lancer" and "Viceroy" back in the day.
Twelve exposures on 127 film.
renowned "Sconar" lens. It's round and you can see through it. Just
what you'd expect from a Sconar.
I guess they could have called it an "Anscar" if they'd want to.
The bottom slder opens the red (in this case, yellow) window for
keeping track of frames. The one above it unlocks the back and it
promptly falls off.
I almost opened the wrong one several times during the roll I shot. And
I'm no stupider than the average Lancer user.
has two shutter speeds: 1/50 and 1/100. Well it had
two shutter speed at one
time. Switching between the two produced no noticeable difference. The
camera is nearly fifty years old and it was about 25 degrees F when I
took these photos. The overexposure on ASA 100 film gives the shots a
sort of lithographic look.
Yeah, I meant to do that.