For today I wanted to share some shots of one of my newest vintage cameras, meet Anscoflex! Anscoflex was made by the company Ansco in early 1950’s and is a metal fake TLR designed by Raymond Loewy who was an industrial designer. I bought him because of his lovely art deco style and unusual color, and for the fact that a well known designer created the camera design (which isn’t really the norm). Its a very strange but wonderful camera, and I love how the case for it is a same green color but with shocking red inside to match the red button on the camera. I was very pleased to find this camera with the original case, flash and even in a official Ansco leather case that it came in. I cannot wait to test him out, in the meantime enjoy the photos of his design.
Kodak Dualflex II : Through the Viewfinder
Dualflex II is a 620 film pseudo TLR, which has a large viewfinder at the top so you can easy take photos using a digital camera (or even your phone) of the viewfinder yet get the uniqueness of the Kodak lens
This is great because the Dualfex is is 60 year old camera and happens to use 620 film no longer made by any company. There is a way to use film with this camera though, 620 is actually the same size as 120mm film however the spools are a different size. So if you’ve bought one of these camera or want to (or any 620 film camera) you actually can make your own 620 film if you have 2 spools and 120 film…you can also buy expensive ‘620’ film from some online stores but all that means is they’ve done the work for you. I have two cameras that use this type of film, and actually manged to get 3 spools in total so I plan on converting 120 film and using the camera soon!