ANSCO Super Regent (1955)

What is it? This is an ANSCO Super Regent 35mm folding rangefinder camera, made between the years 1955 and 1959 for ANSCO by AGFA Camera Werk in Munich, Germany.  The Super Regent is a rebadged AGFA Super Solinette, but sold by ANSCO in the United States.  Both the Super Solinette …

Canon MC (1984)

What is it? This is the Canon MC (short for Micro Compact), a compact fully automatic point and shoot 35mm camera released by Canon in April 1984.  The MC was conceived as an ultra portable camera to compete with models like the Olympus XA series, except it added the convenience …

Leica Ic (1950)

What is it? This is a Leica Ic 35mm camera made by Ernst Leitz GmbH from 1950 to 1952.  The Leica Ic was a variant of the earlier Leica IIIc but without a rangefinder, viewfinder, or any slow speeds.  It’s primary purpose was for scientific and specialized photography.  This camera …

Fujica Drive (1964)

What is it? This is a Fujica Drive, a half-frame 35mm scale focus camera made by Fuji Photo Film Co. starting in 1964.  The Drive was a variant of the company’s Fujica Half adding automatic film advance via a mechanical spring wound wheel.  Both the Drive and Half cameras had …

Anscomark M (1960)

What is it? This is an Anscomark M 35mm rangefinder camera made in 1960 by Riken Optical Co., Ltd. (Ricoh) for GAF USA who at the time distributed cameras in the United States under the ANSCO brand.  The camera was developed by Riken for GAF in exchange for some of it’s …

Minolta Autocord (1958)

What is it? This is a Minolta Autocord Twin Lens Reflex camera made by Chiyoda Kogaku Seiko between the years of 1955 and 1966.  The entire Autocord series was very popular and produced several variants.  This particular model is an export model for North America, and was made in 1958.  …