Bolsey Model C

The Bolsey Model C, manufactured in the US between 1950 and 1956, is a diminutive 35mm TLR. The chassis is a modified version of that found on the Bolsey B2, or Jubilee, with the larger upper housing incorporating the coupled-rangefinder mechanism. As with most Bolsey cameras build quality is adequate to good. The focus tab has…

Zeiss Ikon Contessa (533/24)

This camera has been unused and in storage since the late 1950’s, the last still camera of a photographer father who passed away at a young age.  It is pristine, everything looks and functions as it did on the day it left the factory. Fit and finish is exceptional, even compared to my favorite Kodak…

Canon IIF2

This example of the Canon IIF2 is a recent arrival from Japan. It does not have the “E-P” mark associated with having been purchased by US servicemen. It is somewhat rare given that just over 2600 were manufactured. As well built as it is the IIF2 should not neccisarily be billed as A Leica copy,…

Ansco Vest Pocket no. 2(A)

After a fairly long hiatus due to moving, I will be posting cameras here on a regular basis. The Ansco VP no. 2(A) is one of the neatest cameras I have come across in a while. The action of its strut-folding mechanism made me smile the first time I used it and the overall attention…