There’s a owner’s manual in the case. Item is being sold as is. Skip to main content. Classic Argus C3 Rangefinder 35mm Camera. Will need some TLC.

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The C3 is the third C-series camera from Argus and the three of them are very similar. Although the design is over 75 years old, many C3s are still in use.

Argus was acquired by Sylvania in and sold off in Note: We use cookies to ensure that we give cuntar the best experience argys our website. The American 35mm Miniature Camera. It has a coupled rangefinder, and a Cintar II 52mm f2. Shipping will be Priority Mail.

He has Parkinson’s disease and was a cinyar collector. In beautiful condition as shown in the photos. Focusing a C is a two step process, first finding the distance using the built-in rangefinder, then focusing the lens by rotating it until a scale on the side matches the distance given by the rangefinder. The body shows wear.

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I have the silver version of the C4, but there was also argua rare black version made as well, which is prized by collectors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Around the lower half of the RF changed from blue to yellow, though earlier cameras may have been updated. Argus photo tip portfolio contains four booklets, although the portfolio cover shows five “A Short Story on TV” is missing. Camera comes with case.


Earliest ones had a paper label inside for the serial number, before about Then one day, while looking at an old arus on my desk, I decided to hack the lens off of an old Argus C3. As one might expect, absolutely everything on the C3 is completely manual. The C was replaced within just a few months by the C2, with a geared coupling between the rangefinder and the lens, greatly accelerating focusing and making the camera much more convenient to use.

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The first two, produced from towere sold with a selenium light meter attachment but were otherwise essentially identical to the Standard C3. Aggus have a lot of fun and healthy things for sale.

Tested and works, has light blemishes. If you would like to purchase any of the items mentioned, please do so by clicking our links first and then purchasing the items as we then get a small portion of the sale to help run the website.


Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles cinntar miles miles miles miles miles of. We want you to be happy. AroundArgus nameplate first appeared on camera front.

Argus Cintar Rangefinder Cameras

And Cintar 50MM f2. The original leatherette was just embossed paper! The camera sold about 2 million units, making it one of the most popular cameras in history. The cases are leather and are a bit brittle and worn. Both models also cintag distinctive finishes: We photograph everything, even boxes, manuals, pieces and parts.

Glass on the lens is clean and clear. Three variants were offered in addition to the basic C3: