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    Hideously Pimped Out Cobra Argus C-3 & 100mm Lens & Extras!

    I don't know what I was thinking. A few years ago, I decided to make an "Elvis" edition of an Argus C-3. I repaired an Argus C-3 (cleaned its viewfinder and rangefinder, aligned the rangefinder, fixed the shutter), and then covered it with a cobra leather kit from cameraleather.com. I also put a cool sticker of a pair of dice on it, 'cause, Elvis and Vegas, you know? *shakes head*

    Anyway, this camera has been decorating my office since 2007. It works. I'm not sure how accurate the shutter speeds are, but the 1/300th sounds fast, and the slower speeds sound slower. The camera is engraved.

    The 50mm f/3.5 Argus Coated Cintar is fine. No fungus.

    I'm also including the following:

    -- Argus Tele-Sandmar 100mm f/4.5 coated lens, from the fine folks at Enna-Werk München, U.S. Zone Germany, including both front and rear aluminum caps and its original aluminum lens hood. The glass looks good, but the aperture blades are oily.

    -- Argus 50mm aluminum lens shade. This one is pretty scratched up, but original.

    -- Argus Adapter Ring "18C". I'm not sure what filter size fits on this adapter ring.

    How about $50, plus $11.35 for shipping via a medium priority mail box to the US? Payment via Paypal, 2% to be donated to APUG, US buyers only, send a PM if you're interested.
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    Oh my God that is awesome! I was seriously tempted, but I can't justify buying a camera I have no intention of using.

    But wow.

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    Most pimpin' lunch box I've ever seen

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    would you ship it to Australia - I love it!
    A camera is only a black box with a hole in it....

    my blog...some film, some digital http://andrewk1965.wordpress.com/

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    Hideously Pimped Out Cobra Argus C-3 & 100mm Lens & Extras!

    Now if you had only put on wood veneer, you would have made a few hundred dollars at least! Lol

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    Very cool! I like customized cameras. I used to do a lot of that when I had my camera repair business.
    Bruce

    Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
    Oops, Kodak just did!


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    On hold pending sale.

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    fun. i was given one recently and it has this faux like gator skin and a matching case. i too cleaned it all up and seems to work but have yet to put a roll through it. will have to make a point to take some pics of ann arbor as a tribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharris View Post
    fun. i was given one recently and it has this faux like gator skin and a matching case. i too cleaned it all up and seems to work but have yet to put a roll through it. will have to make a point to take some pics of ann arbor as a tribute.
    Take a couple of shots of the old Argus Bldg (now owned by UofM).
    WYSIWYG - At least that's my goal.

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