The camera has been totally disassembled and rebuilt back to factory spec. The lens that came standard with it was a 50mm f3. Let us know what we can do to assist you further. Tested and works, has light blemishes. This camera was made in and ready for another 64 years of great pictures!

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Argus Cintar Rangefinder Cameras

This page was last edited on 5 Augustat You May Also Like. You May Also Like. The rangefinder was separate from the viewfinder and was coupled to the lens through a series of gears located on the outside of the camera body. The chrome or polished aluminum finish is pitted, the rangefinder wheel is loose, and the rangefinder is out of alignment. Argus C3 with 35mm cassette for scale. Want one for yourself? The C3 was introduced in October as an improved version of the C —9 and C2 — After hours of internet fintar, I found that nobody has created an adapter for the lens to Canon EOS mount.

The design featured an unusual but simple diaphragm shutter built into the camera body, so the camera could make use qrgus interchangeable lenses without the need for a complex focal plane shutter. Very early production C cameras had high and low range shutter speeds marked on the speed dial, with a separate switch to select the desired speed range. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. For instance, the number of shutter speeds was lowered from ten to seven to five, an accessory shoe was added, and the exposure reminder dial on the back of the camera was removed.


Argus C3 – Vintage Camera Lab

Rangefinder cameras film cameras. The front panel and viewfinder hood are in a contrasting satin-finish metal.

Argus, made by Rowlik; very little wear around some edges; back, there is a partial label did not take it off and some dirt marks around top of the snap. Argus was acquired by Sylvania in and sold off wrgus Note: BUT… if you want it we will find a way to get it to you….

I provide lots of photos so you can see what you will be getting before you buy. Seems to have been well cared for.

Argus C3 rear view. Then one day, while looking at an old camera on my desk, I decided to hack the lens off of an old Argus C3. Check out the video above argys more.

It appears to be in very good working order. Finally, in the C3 was introduced, with electrical plugs on the cameras left side for a battery-powered flash, synchronized to the shutter. In beautiful condition as shown in the photos.


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Although the boxy design was neither stylish nor ergonomic, customers were reportedly drawn to the camera’s “scientific” appearance with its many gears, knobs, and dials. Shutter functions fine in the Autotronic and I was able to get the other one to fire once but have not been able to since. This particular Brick—which left the factory in Michigan sometime between and as indicated by its particular combination of subtle changes—belonged to my brother Dan for nearly a decade before he graciously gave it to me.

If not, there’s tons of information all over the web. RF patch works well. Earliest ones had a paper label inside for the serial number, before about Local pick up is always an option.

Shutter deploys solidly at speeds, and lens focus is smooth and linear, as designed. This is a used item in the condition shown in the photos.