Ansco Memo Half-frame

Introduced in 1927, the Ansco Memo is a beautifully crafted 35mm half-frame camera that was one of the first America 35mm cameras to sell in any quantity. Despite its boxiness the Memo’s weight feels right in the hand the the action on the shutter release minimizes camera jitter. Make Ansco Model Memo Year c. 1927…

Olympus OM-1n

A lot has been written about the Olympus OM system cameras, particularly the OM-1. This camera arrived in the same box as an OM-2n and is sporting an Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S f1.8 50mm lens that came originally attached to an OM-10. At the time it was introduced, the Olympus OM-1 set new standards in a…

Kaufmann Posographe Exposure Calculator

The Kaufmann Posographe was not something I was looking for. In fact, I had never heard of it before buying. The opportunity to purchase it came from a contact at a local antiques mall, and I couldn’t pass on it. Designed and manufactured in the early 1920’s, the Posographe uses a collection of seven interconnected…

Robot Junior

One of a long line of clockwork cameras, the Robot Junior is a solid, well-crafted viewfinder camera produced between 1954 and 1960 by Robot Foto und Electronic of Düsseldorf, Germany. The Junior is similar to the Robot IIa, though it lacks the right-angle viewfinder and ability to rewind in the camera. The Junior was offered…