Ansco Viking 6.3

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The Ansco Viking 6.3 is a folding 6×9 cm medium format camera manufactured by Agfa in 1952.


The Ansco Viking 6.3 takes eight 6cm x 9cm (2.25 in x 3.75 in) photos on a standard roll of 120 format film. According to a name plate on camera, it was manufactured for Ansco by Agfa Camera Werk, München, US Zone, Germany. The camera includes an 105mm Agfa Agnar Anastigmatic, hard-coated lens. Aperture settings are f/6.3, f/8, f/11, f/16, and f/22. A Vario shutter provides speed settings of 1/200, 1/50, 1/25, and Bulb. Controls and features on the camera include shutter speed, aperture, shutter cocking lever, shutter release button, film winding knob, back latch, platform release button, cable release socket, M-Sync flash connector, tripod socket, and an accessory shoe for a flashgun or rangefinder. An optional leather carrying case was available, the Ansco Everready Case JN-450.[1]

Recommended exposure settings

Average exposure settings recommended in original user manual for Ansco Plenachrome or Ansco Supreme (ISO 50 daylight/ 32 Tungsten) film:[2]

Light Conditions 1/25 1/50 1/200
Bright Sunlight f22 f16 f8
Hazy Sunlight f16 f11 f6.3
Bright Overcast f11 f8 --
Dull Overcast f8 f6.3 --



  1. Ansco Viking 6.3 Instruction Manual
  2. Ansco Viking 6.3 Instruction Manual

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