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Argus C3 - 35mm
Overview and User's Manual

Camera Overview
ARGUS,INC.(Michigan & Chicago Illinois.) has been making various cameras through the WWII till today. Most products were 35mm cameras though, the low cost TLR Argoflex were also made. The Argus C3 an early 35mm model was launched in 1939, continued by 1966. A high grade Argus C44 was launched In 1956, which was the latest model of Argus C series. Its socalled A Brick. The shutter included in the body makes 1/10 to 1/300 sec with internal synch. The lens is Argus Coated Cinter 50mm F3.5. 
Source: http://www.cosmonet.org/camera/argus_e.htm
 
Argus C3
Front View
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Front & Top View
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The Lens
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Argus C3 - Specifications

Maker: ARGUS INC. (Michigan & Chicago Illinois.)
Model:
C3
Production Years:
1939-1966
Lens: Argus Coated Cinter 50mm F3.5 Min. Aperture F16
Closed focus: 3 feet
Range Finder: Split Images
Focusing: Hellicoid by gear
Shutter Speed:  B - 1/10 - 1/25 - 1/50 - 1/100 - 1/300 sec.
Shutter Mode: Flash Synch
Film type: 135 - 35mm
Film Speed:
See User's Manual
Size: 46 x 68 x 130 cm (Brick only)
Weight: 765g (Brick only)

Argus C3 - User's Manual
Argus C3
User's Manual - Cover (Front & Back)
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User's Manual - Pages 2 & 3
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User's Manual - Pages 6 & 7
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See also:  Sylvain Halgand Website - Still Cameras collector (Fr)

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