Argus Camera Thread! Post those pics!

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  1. alexkerhead

    alexkerhead TPF Noob!

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    I thought it was time for a thread about Argus cameras. So, whatever model(s) you have, please post some images. Argus is one of my favorite brands, so here are a few of my Argus cameras.

    The C3 and C3 Matchmatic.
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    The C3 with an Argus 100mm telephoto lens.
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    Argus C3, C3 Matchmatic, and C4 in the front.
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    Argus Argoflex. This is the high-end model with flash sync and hot shoe.
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  2. Judge Sharpe

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    I have an Argus A2F with most of a leather case and an Argus 2x yellow filter. The f stops are different than other cameras, 4.5. 6.3, 9. 12.7, 18. I also have the CAMERA REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE - issued by YUMA ARMY FIELD, YUMA ARIZINA 5 MAY, 1944.
    It was issued to Cpl Roy C. Murphy Sq7-44-20. When I get a chance I will post pictures of it and the exposure calculator that is built into it.
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  3. alexkerhead

    alexkerhead TPF Noob!

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    I'd love to see it!

    BTW, cool to see another Alabamian on the board, not too many of us lurking around.
     
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    Judge Sharpe TPF Noob!

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    If we ever have a local get to gether, I will bring it. I will try to post pictures later this week if I finish an appeal brief soo enough.
    I agree with the lack of Alabama members- Maybe some sill speak up.
    Judge
     
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    I have a few Argus cameras myself.

    Here is my 1960 C3 Matchmatic: [​IMG]

    C4's:[​IMG]

    C3 from 1950:[​IMG]

    C3 Colormatic from 1955:[​IMG]

    Same C3 with Flash attached:[​IMG]

    C3 Standard:[​IMG] Sorry it's so dark. Digi is acting up.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here are both recently acquired Argus cameras:

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    Awesome cameras guys!
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Picked one of these up today at a yard sale. C44, 12 bucks :D
    Shutter works, aperture blades all work, rangefinder seems spot on. Will run a roll of film through and report back.

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    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Here's my brick:

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    It was the first antique camera I ever bought just to have without any intention of shooting it, starting a whole old camera packrat thing I'm now afflicted with. I think I paid $5 for it at a garage sale.
     
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    My 5 speed C3. The front skin did not survive the CLA, so that is gaffers tape. Worked very well.

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    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sweet!
     
  12. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Should you want to replace the leather, I have the solution for you. Cheap and quite simple.
     

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