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Found Film: The Happiest Place on Earth

It has been some time since the last time I wrote a “normal” found film post – i.e., one which hadn’t yet been developed.  In fact, since October, I have been sharing a box of already-developed found film shot by … Continue reading

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Camera Test: Agfa Ansco No. 1A Ready-Set Special

This is a camera I bought, not knowing anything at all about it, simply because I thought it looked cool. It turns out that this particular model is not all that well-known, but the overall Ready-set series is. The Ready-Set … Continue reading

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Pongal in Chennai / Camera Test

Often I blog about old cameras I’m testing out, often I blog about things we see and experience in India.  This post has a little of both! The Ansco Agfa Karomat 36 (known by variants of that name) is an … Continue reading

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Camera Test: Ansco Shur-Shot Jr

The 1948 Ansco Shur-Shot Jr. box camera, a simple little contraption of mostly sheet metal and cardboard, uses a basic design that has not really changed much over 50 years. The only real “upgrades” from box cameras you might see … Continue reading

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Camera Test: Ansco Readyflash

The Ansco Readyflash – so named because it’s “ready for flash” (but I don’t have one) via two connectors on the camera – is about as simple a box camera as you could probably come up with.  It’s made of … Continue reading

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Testing the Ansco Regent

Sometimes I’m not sure whether these posts I do on whether or not I’ve been able to make these vintage cameras work are more about the cameras, or about the content of the photos I’ve managed to snap.  This is … Continue reading

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Shooting with the Ansco Anscoflex

A couple of days ago, I posted about some “found film” that had come from a 1950s Ansco Anscoflex.  I had originally bid on an unidentified roll of film on eBay, and when I found out that the seller was … Continue reading

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Found Film Friday: Holy Toledo! It’s an Ansco Anscoflex!

This week’s Found Film Friday is a fun find… This week’s film is a roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan 620 film.  I was the winning bidder on eBay, and asked the seller where the film had come from.  He told … Continue reading

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Ansco B2 Cadet: Photography with an Old Box Camera

Sure, today’s fancy digital cameras have a lot of tricks to ensure your photos turn out picture-perfect.  But compared to the simplicity of an old box camera like Ansco’s B2 Cadet, the photos aren’t THAT much better! Basically a wooden … Continue reading

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Found Film: Check out my Hat

Here’s a fun thing to do.  Well, I think it’s fun.  Most people I talk to just give me an odd look when I tell them about “found film”. Occasionally on eBay you’ll see a listing for “exposed film” from … Continue reading

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