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DBP
08-01-2006, 12:18 PM
So don't forget to take out your bricks, and Argoflexes, and so forth.

reellis67
08-01-2006, 12:24 PM
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!

- Randy

Justin Cormack
08-01-2006, 06:35 PM
Sorry, August 6th? Remind me?

wfwhitaker
08-01-2006, 07:27 PM
Arrrgh!

Whiteymorange
08-01-2006, 07:30 PM
Sorry, August 6th? Remind me?


Not August, ARGUSt

PhotoPete
08-01-2006, 07:40 PM
Seriously, have you guys been huffing Dektol? Clue the rest of us in...

DBP
08-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Perhaps this will help clarify-

http://arguscg.tripod.com/argust4th.html

jmailand
08-01-2006, 11:11 PM
Perhaps this will help clarify-

http://arguscg.tripod.com/argust4th.html
Thanks for the reminder I'll load up the Super 75 with some film.

glennfromwy
08-01-2006, 11:55 PM
Argggggh, thanks for the reminder. I've got two new bricks with pretty new skins ready to try out.

Donald Qualls
08-02-2006, 12:55 PM
Aaaah. I guess I should finish the roll that's been sitting in my Argoflex EF, then... :)

Gay Larson
08-03-2006, 08:31 AM
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????

jmailand
08-03-2006, 09:15 AM
What model Argus camera is it? Everyone is different, with different film compartments.
Check out.
http://arguscg.tripod.com/

James,

Gay Larson
08-03-2006, 05:08 PM
What model Argus camera is it? Everyone is different, with different film compartments.
Check out.
http://arguscg.tripod.com/

James,
There is no number or identifying marks on the camera. What do I look for to identify it?

glennfromwy
08-03-2006, 11:13 PM
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.

DBP
08-04-2006, 02:43 PM
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.

Mike Kennedy
08-04-2006, 04:01 PM
Duly marked on my calender . Thanks for the reminder DBP.

I am going to post my results. Hope others follow my lead.

jmk

Gay Larson
08-04-2006, 04:42 PM
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.

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

titrisol
08-04-2006, 06:54 PM
still don't get what does Argus have to do with Enola Gay :D

DWThomas
08-06-2006, 09:36 PM
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 (http://www.pbase.com/dw_thomas/argusc3). 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.

DaveT