Vintage Argus C3 35mm camera with beautiful leather case!


The case is in immaculate shape, top grain cowhide. The camera is in good condition. No scratches or dents. The black material is curling on 2 corners on the front. By the range finder dial and the range dial. Otherwise good shape! Has not been tested. Specs are below. WILL SHIP PRIORITY!!!!! INSURED

Argus C3 is a 35mm film rangefinder camera manufactured by Argus and produced between 1939-1957.
The Argus C series had in been called "the brick". C3 is similar to the C2, but with flash sync attachment holes on left end.

Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm f/3.5 three elements filter slip-on
Aperture: f/3.5-f/16
Focus range: 3–50 feet +inf
Focusing: match the rangefinder images in the rangefinder eyepiece, rangefinder coupled to the lens with a gear
Shutter: leaf shutter, speeds: 10-300 +B
Setting: dial on the left front of the camera; B setting is separate from the dial, by a collar beneath the shutter release, set to B, for speeds set to I
Shutter release: on the top plate, w/ cable release socket
Cocking lever: on the right front of the camera
Frame counter: manual reset, not works wo/film in the camera, on the top plate
Winding knob: Hold down the film catch and turn the winding knob about a quarter of a turn then release film catch and continue to turn winding knob without forcing until it stops.Make sure not to hold down the film catch for more than a quarter turn, or the film may advance past one or more exposures; on the top plate
Film catch knob: beside the film counter dial
Viewfinder: coupled rangefinder, but separate eyepieces for reverse telescopic finder and rangefinder
Re-windknob: on the bottom plate
Re-wind release: no special knob, just rotate the re-wind knob; the film counter dial on top of the camera will rotate bacwards
Flash PC socket: none-PC, two holes on the left side of the camera for dedicated flash unit
Self-timer: none
Back cover: hinged
Embossing in the film winding spirockets hole: MPC and US patent numbers
Tripod socket: ¼"
Body: metal; Weight: 749g

Check back or send us a message as we will be listing and number of other vintage Argus cameras as well as some really nice Karl Zeiss models that you will definitely want to check out.

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