October 28, at 7: The original Argus C was equipped with an uncoupled rangefinder which required the user to manually rotate the lens barrel to match the rangefinder reading, while the C2 coupled the rangefinder to the lens to allow one-step focusing. Ken H in OH says: The two-tone leatherette C3 Match-Matic was produced between and , and its retro styling still appeals to many collectors’ eyes today. Sell now – Have one to sell? Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Got one to sell? Free shipping 0 bids. The shutter works smoothly and consistently and the aperture adjusts correctly. The strip of leatherette on the top part of the front of the camera remained black, but the rest of it was tan. Argus C 4 with Cintar Coated 50 mm 2. Item Location see all.

If only I could master the focus a little better. So,if you buy 2 or more products from us. I should add that info to my article above.

There was another variant of the C3 called the Golden Shield, which was very similar to the Matchmatic feature wise, but came with an all metallic covering. Got some sand in the shutter speed dial and being young thought I could fix it. Standard Rangefinder Camera Lens. To set Argus C3 set counter at 0, shoot till it reads A working meter is included.

Argus C3 (the brick) Review

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Another good option would be to buy an old photography book, such as this: All three models shared the same “brick” design, attributed to Gustave Fassin, but the C3 was by far the most successful. Serial Number I think I even understand the proprietary numbering system for the lens and shutter speed to work with the EV scale.

This page was last edited on 23 Januaryat Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Theres something to be said about using any old camera and appreciating them for their nuances. The two-tone leatherette C3 Match-Matic was produced between andand its retro styling still appeals to many collectors’ eyes today. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. If you can get a good deal on it, go for it!

Film Format see all. Explore More from this Seller. You can find a US Army manual about them on the internet. Of course, the true test will be running a roll of film through it.

Argus C3 Matchmatic (1958)

Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles of. This design with the shutter behind the lens allowed for changeable lenses, and now as these cameras age it’s nice arugs be able to access the shutter blades if they need cleaning, without the need for tools to unscrew a rear lens element.


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People who viewed this item also viewed Feedback on our suggestions – People who viewed this item also viewed. You can find it here: The focus view split in the viewfinder for one camera doesn’t exactly line xrgus and the viewfinder in the other is cloudy. June 8, at 2: The body is made of molded bakelite, with mostly aluminum parts. It would appear that this would be a good camera for a person to learn how to repair their gear.

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Please see our positive feedback where we ship aegus fast and do our best for a great customer experience! Looks to be in good nick, but not sure of the functionality of it yet. There are 1 items available. Hello, I just bought a Argus Model C3. Both have manuals and cases. University of Oklahoma Press.