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.
The Anscoflex II added two controls on the lower front panel: one is for close-focus and the other is a yellow filter.
|Original Anscoflex (left); Anscoflex II box & camera|
image by Tim Easterday (Image rights)
|Anscoflex II with flash fitted|
image by Eduardo Urdangaray (Image rights)
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