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Vintage Camera Argus C3 with Flash, Case, and Accessories

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This vintage Argus C3 camera--a popular model from 1939 to 1966--is such a classic. Nicknamed "the brick" because of its boxy shape and weight, this camera comes with a flash attachment, original box, leather case, and several filter attachments. It would be a great addition to a camera collection or a fun vintage camera to use.

This particular camera was purchased in 1969 for $74.99 (the original receipt is included).

* The rangefinder connects to the viewfinder with a series of gears.
* The lens is f/3.5 50mm Argus Coated Cintar lens.
* Focus is from 3 feet to infinity.
* The rangefinder winder has a yellow split screen; this is separate from the viewfinder.
* The synchronized flash fits into two holes on the left of the camera. It takes two C batteries (not included). The reflector is silver on the front, black on the back, and can be adjusted up or down.
* The case is leather with blue interior.

Also included are:
* The original blue and yellow box
* A Tiffen quick reading diaphragm control for Argus C, C2, and C3, which fits over the diaphragm (front of the lens) so you can read the f stop on the top of the lens (instructions and box included)
* A Tiffen All purpose series 5 adapter ring, size MM, for Argus C, C2, and C3 (box included)
* A Kodak light balancing filter series V (box and plastic padded case included)
* A small pamphlet on Argus C3 Accessory Lenses

Note that I have not tested this camera; they're known for their durability though, so this may well work. The camera itself looks to be in good condition. The case looks pretty good, except for the black textured coating missing on one section of the back. The shutter works, and the dials all move (but could use some lubrication perhaps).

The flash looks like it's in very good condition, with minor surface wear.

The case is a bit beat up. It's been taped where the stitches have come out, and the inside is worn. The accessory lens and adapter look like they're in good shape. The pamphlet has a tear and wrinkles. The box is solid but worn on the edges.

Size: The camera is approximately 5 x 2 5/8 x 4 inches (12.7 x 6.6 x 10 cm)

Note: No warranties or guarantees are given for vintage electronics, but my usual return policy applies.

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Vintage Camera Argus C3 with Flash, Case, and Accessories


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: metal, plastic, paper, glass
  • Ships worldwide from Missouri, United States
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