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Discussion in 'Antiques and Collecting' started by DBP, Aug 1, 2006.
So don't forget to take out your bricks, and Argoflexes, and so forth.
Thanks for the reminder! I've got a C-3 with a half exposed roll that needs to be finished off. Just need to remember to watch out for that finger!
Sorry, August 6th? Remind me?
Not August, ARGUSt
Seriously, have you guys been huffing Dektol? Clue the rest of us in...
Perhaps this will help clarify-
Thanks for the reminder I'll load up the Super 75 with some film.
Argggggh, thanks for the reminder. I've got two new bricks with pretty new skins ready to try out.
Aaaah. I guess I should finish the roll that's been sitting in my Argoflex EF, then...
I am very excited because I just received an Argus camera I won on auction but I cn not figure out how to open the back to put in film. I want to shoot on Argus 4th but I have never had a range finder before and don't know anything about these cameras. This one is sturdy, a bit heavy and looks to be in excellent shape. Any Help????
What model Argus camera is it? Everyone is different, with different film compartments.
There is no number or identifying marks on the camera. What do I look for to identify it?
If it's black and looks like a brick, there's a chrome thing on the end with a little bump on it. Push in hard on the bump, and the door will open.
If it is a brick (C-3) you may have to press very hard on that tab. Most of the A models also open by pressing a chrome tab, but the back then comes off. The A models are smaller and lack rangefinders. The C-4 and C-44 have keys on the baseplate to remove the back. I believe there is a catch at the top of the back on the C-33 that lets it open vertically. On the Argoflex series I'm pretty sure there is a latch just behind the viewfinder on the back.
That covers all the common Argus models.
Duly marked on my calender . Thanks for the reminder DBP.
I am going to post my results. Hope others follow my lead.
Yes it is a C3 and I was able to find a manual on line, get the darn thing opened and put in film. Not sure I wound the film right or got it in focus but I took some pictures with it today!! Thanks
still don't get what does Argus have to do with Enola Gay
Well, I really tried to ignore this thread, but alas, I finally succumbed. It seems I actually own a C3 which I purchased new circa 19-ought-58. I scrounged it out of the back of the closet and the shutter appeared to open and close on command. So this AM, I put a roll of 125PX through it at a favorite local test site.
A few shots I had the patience to scan are found in a corner of my PBase galleries. I would have liked to have tried printing on paper, but until I get a little more work done, my enclosed photo space is more of a dark room than darkroom. One of these days I'll have it all functional.
It's probably been thirty years since that sucker had film in it -- wow, that baby is really, really MANUAL! Not to mention my 65 YO eyes don't handle the teeny tiny viewfinder and rangefinder the way I thought I remembered.
I put one of my ACG submissions in the gallery. (And I'll try the other here.)
Hope to see more -- it may be silly, but it's fun.