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

    Yep, the lens was the only reason I'd get it. I've bought a bunch of cameras just to get a lens, but I've slowed way down. Mostly shoot 35mm and digital the past year or two. But did get the Struss out yesterday to use on 5x7 a little!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    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.
    Thx Steven

    Well I tipped the Auction House off re our discussion and I sent them a link, the sale is tomorrow, so it's their call - and fwiw from my past reading(s) of Ansel's work and the Cameras used, I've never seen any reference to him using a model from this manufacturer, so, all in all it's probably a h**x

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

    Quote Originally Posted by goamules View Post
    Yep, the lens was the only reason I'd get it. I've bought a bunch of cameras just to get a lens, but I've slowed way down. Mostly shoot 35mm and digital the past year or two. But did get the Struss out yesterday to use on 5x7 a little!
    Many thx Garrett

    my best

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

    Adams did use ag least one early European camera, zeiss ica Juwel. Don't think he would have been interested in the camera listed here though.
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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    Adams did use ag least one early European camera, zeiss ica Juwel. Don't think he would have been interested in the camera listed here though.
    Hi Kent

    yes I recall that one, from memory he used it in his early days of photography

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    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 1940ís!
    This reinforces my theory that Ansel Adams was a time traveler. It seems rather obvious that he was using that old '47 Pontiac wagon as a Tardis...
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    Re: Ansel's Adams & Co Minex De Luxe Tropical Mahogany Camera

    Ah yes Mark but didn't said 'wagon' c/w a very suitable Platform on it's roof

    And in case anyone is interested, said Camera was sold at today's Auction for £4,800

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