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I know it's trendy now for people to use Dianas and Holgas to shoot Lomo-esque images, but to limit yourself to just those types of cameras is... well, it's crazy. There are so many incredible, classic cameras out there just waiting to be used, and they're overlooked by people who think you can only get artsy images out of a cheap plastic lens.

Case in point: the mighty Anscoflex. This is a hell of a camera. Yes, it takes 620 sized film, so to shoot it you'll have to do some respooling or hunting down of vintage film, but is it worth it? Absolutely.

The Anscoflex and Anscoflex II are some of my all time favorite vintage cameras (second only to my beloved Savoy). It's a terrifically ridiculous camera. It looks like the mad scientist hybrid of a garage door, a 50s era television, and a cocktail olive. It has silly red buttons. It has an awesomely oversized film advance dial. The garage door in the front slides up to reveal the odd, square viewfinder lens.

This Anscoflex is still in really nice shape. It is surprisingly dent-free, which is a little remarkable considering that the camera is made out of sheet metal. The garage door slides up and down without any problem. The silly red buttons are still a bright red. The viewfinder has a little dust in it, but is still big and bright, perfect for through-the-viewfinder photography (ttv). The inside of the camera is clean. There is some faint writing on the back of the camera, but otherwise, the exterior of the camera is in great shape. The film advance dial turns easily. The shutter fires.

This camera also comes with its original, American made olive leather field case. The inside of the case is lined in red velvet, coordinating perfectly with the colors on the camera. The case is in fantastic condition, the only flaws being that a few of the stitches have worn through. It is one of the nicest vintage camera cases I've ever come across.

The Anscoflex takes 12 square images on 620 sized film. 620 film is the same width as the widely available 120. It's easy enough to respool 120 film onto a 620 spool (or you could contact someone like myself about doing that for you!). This camera comes with one spare 620 spool inside of it.

A manual for this camera is available online here: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ansco/anscoflex/anscoflex.htm

Camera size - 3.5" x 5.5" x 3.25"
Camera weight - 1 lb, 2 oz.


**This camera will be shipped outside the United States via USPS First Class Mail.

Anscoflex - 620 Twin Lens Reflex camera


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, glass, plastic, camera
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 274 reviews
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