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Just won an Ansco Automatic Reflex.
Old 04-17-2012   #1
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Just won an Ansco Automatic Reflex.

Firstly, my apologies if I sniped anyone here...

I've been waiting for one of these to come around for ages... and this one looks to be in nice condition!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170822838276...84.m1423.l2649

Got bad GAS.... hopefully this will settle it for a while!
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Old 04-18-2012   #2
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Congratulations in order, a fantastic looker of a camera.

I've been in the market for one for ages, but they are often saddled with issues - the technically complicated beasts they are. I really hope yours is a good one.

Best of luck and let us see a picture or two from the camera when you get round to it. Don't be shy.
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Looks pretty cool. Can't wait to see some images from it.
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I had one for a cpl of years and mine was completely restored by Mael a member here. They are heavy beauties and can be quite good users but they take getting used to. Be patient when learning to load and set the counter.....that process is really over the top.
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Old 04-18-2012   #5
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Thanks guys...

I did read on Mark Hansen's blog that he no longer works on them... So fingers crossed it's a good one.

Will dutifully oblige with pics once it's in my hand

Cheers!

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Old 04-18-2012   #6
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I was watching that, but just to see what it would go for. For such a rare model, I think you did okay. And he gave you the loading instructions, too.

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I agree. One of the better listings, and indeed not too steep a price compared to what others have been asking. The seller seemed to be familiar with the camera, not many are.
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Old 04-25-2012   #8
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Just got the Camera in the mail...

It's a beast! I can totally understand the moniker "The Hudson of TLR's" now!

Looks just as good to my eyes as it did on the ebay listing. Item is as described... and works... Awesome awesome awesome...

Seller included some old film... so as a test roll am shooting some fuji ngh II 800... but am shooting it at 200 asa since it's about 11 years past expiry... Should be interesting.

Will put some proper film in it tomorrow.

And yeah... setting the "automat" function is a royal pain in the bum...

But wow... I'm in love already

Pics to follow.
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Old 05-17-2012   #9
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Here are some of the better shot photos from the first roll...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...17147597261042

Not sure how to get the thumbnails here... but check out the link...

Am pretty pleased with it
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Nice pictures -- and you lucked out with the film too.
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Good on you, happy it not only looks good, but delivers the goods too.
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Old 05-17-2012   #12
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Cheers all!

I hope to one day find a lens hood etc, but fear a hen's tooth may come along first!
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Old 05-17-2012   #13
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What type of filter mount does it have? If it's bayonet, there are all sorts of filters and hoods out there, and if it's screw thread mount, then just get anything that size. If no bayonet or threads, measure the outside diameter of the lens ring, and use push-on filters and hoods. And you can get adapters in thread-on, push-on, and bayonet that allow the use of Series size filters and hoods. That way, you're not paying out the wazoo for OEM stuff.

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