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    Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Just stumbled across this 'FS' item:-

    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...e-ab6b010b13d1

    regards

    Andrew

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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Uh huh...
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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    This AA doesn't stand for ANsel Adams! Maybe Alcoholic Anonymous

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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    I doubt the auctioneer really believes this!
    I certainly donít.
    A little too easy to connect Adams the user with Adams the maker. A look at time line for the Adams company and itís production, compared wiith Adams the active photographer, would probably confirm the fallacy.

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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Some people think Weston Light Meters were made by Edward Weston. So it's hard to tell if this particular listing is due to ignorance or a con.

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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Circa 1911, London. Pretty sure Ansel had his own English camera company in full production when he was 9.

    BTW, Edward Weston did make the Weston Meter. Different Edward Weston, though...
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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Although Adams of London first produced this swanky camera in 1909, Channing & Dunn state that it was still in production in 1952! And more or less without modifications in the original design. So it is just possible there is some truth in the story. Ansel would have been a prized PR icon by the late 1940’s!
    Last edited by Steven Tribe; 9-Mar-2020 at 04:41.

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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Thanks all

    I only posted 'for interest only' - the Auction House is reputable but not overly for specialising in Photographica

    regards

    Andrew

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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Andrew, you should go for that studio camera they also have.

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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by goamules View Post
    Andrew, you should go for that studio camera they also have.
    Thanks Garrett

    Yes, I've seen it - doesn't look in overly great condition - no holders from what I could see but there is a certain lens - I'm in the process of making a small move away from LF towards smaller Cameras which I've never really fully appreciated

    best regards to you

    Andrew

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