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Ansco Cadet

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Nikon D90 + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR

Nikon D90 + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR

Found this little gem stashed away in a box of photographic studio equipment my father gave me recently. The Ansco Cadet, apparently manufactured in the late 1950s, features a  switch on the front to move between color and black & white format film (127mm), a cool red shutter release on the front face, and ports on the side to attach a flash strobe. My sister also remembers shooting with this camera when she was growing up in the 60s.  To me, this thing is seriously cool, but I can’t get the shutter to work.   Such a shame…

Written by Jonathan

August 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm

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  1. you plan to do anything with it?

    rashard

    September 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    • scratch that. did not see the non functional shutter part. nice pic

      rashard

      September 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm

      • Yeah, it’s a shame! haha

        Jonathan

        September 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm

  2. [...] while it served no other purpose other than looking good on the shelf. The shutter was stuck and I just assumed it was broken, with no hope of ever firing another frame. But I very recently decided to inspect the camera [...]


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