Meet Anscoflex. It kinda reminds me of a vintage refrigerator when the front shutter is down. It’s green, a little quirky, and smells like an old man’s closet. But I kinda like it. From what I’ve been able to find about it online, it was designed by the same man -Raymond Loewy- who designed the Studebaker Starliner Coupé, and the Shell logo among many, many other things. He was considered one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century.
I acquired this little camera recently. It was being thrown away, and I was able to rescue it. I’m not completely sure if it works yet, but I’m hoping that I can clean it up a bit and fix the shutter, which seems to be sticking. Anyone who has any ideas or tips on how to fix it please leave me a comment. It would be greatly appreciated. This will be my very first attempt at trying to restore anything so…. with any luck, maybe you’ll see a few photos taken with this little camera soon.
I stopped by CVS today, and developed another roll of film. Mostly just silly shots, but I wanted to make sure that the problem I had yesterday wasn’t a lens or camera issue.
I am happy to report, that all 24 exposures came out free and clear of any sort of wonkiness. Is that even a word? I don’t know, but it is now. So, it seems I either got a crappy roll of film (which is most likely the case) or the kids over at Wal-mart had some developing issues.
All I can say is THANK GOD!!! I was afraid that the lens I bought through Ebay was damaged. And that would truly stink because, I gave it a physical once over, but never shot anything with it. I really should have checked it as soon as I got it, but work was so busy that I just didn’t get a chance to use it until now.
*Does a happy dance*
Here’s a shot of my cup o’java from the Pita House last night…
I haven’t been around in a while. And I probably won’t get a chance to post again for another month or so… but until then, I leave you with some Lensbaby 3G images!
These were taken with my “old skool” Nikon FM. I still love that camera. My ultimate dream camera would be a digital Nikon FM. All the workings of the FM, just with a digital sensor of some sort.