Ansel Adams Stories

Cameras of Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams received his first camera as a gift from his father in 1916. It was a used Kodak No. 1 box camera.

In 1928 Ansel travelled with the Sierra Club to Canada and took photos of the Tonquin Valley with a Korona View camera

In 1937 Ansel took this photo with his Zeiss-Ikon Contax camera.

In 1940 he took this photo with a Contax II camera

In 1960, Ansel used a Hasselblad 500C to take this image

He used Polaroid Type 55 film which is used in 4×5 view cameras with a
Model 545 Film Packet Back. This is an example of a 1960 image he took with Type 55 film.,-dennis-purcell,-stack-of-rails-(+-2-others;-3-works).jpg