Ansco Anscoflex

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The Ansco Anscoflex is an unusual enamelled-metal pseudo TLR with a large lens cover which slides up to form the viewfinder hood. The viewfinder is almost 1:1 for the 2¼ x 2¼" (6x6cm) photos. It was built in the USA by Ansco from around 1954 to a design by Raymond Loewy. The aperture (f/11) and shutter speed are fixed. It takes 6x6cm images on 620 film, wound by a large, ratcheted knob in the side. It retailed for approximately $27.95 (1956 Sears catalog)

The Anscoflex II added two controls on the lower front panel: one is for close-focus and the other is a yellow filter.



Anscoflex & Anscoflex II details

  • Manufacturer: Ansco Camera Co
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1953 - 1956
  • Body Type: Metal Pseudo TLR
  • Film: 620
  • Lens: f/11 or f/14 twin element meniscus
  • Focal Distance: 6' - Infinity
  • Shutter type: Rotary 1/60th
Images by Dirk HR Spennemann (Image rights)

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