Vintage Exploration | Argus Rangefinder

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The Argus Rangefinder, aka The Brick

The Argus C3 Rangefinder, produced from 1939 to 1966, was dubbed “the brick” by photographers due to its size, shape, and weight. I came across an Argus C3 in an antique shop a couple of years ago and, knowing nothing about it, had to have it. I had no idea if it worked, nor did I care. I paid $15 and thought it would look great sitting on a shelf.

My “brick” has been sitting on display in my parents’ home on an antique tripod that belonged to my great-grandfather since I bought it (at the time I was living overseas and didn’t need the extra weight in my suitcase). This past Christmas I was fortunate to spend around three weeks with my parents and one of the things I did while I was there was give this little camera some TLC, but first I took pictures – lots of pictures using my mom’s awesome macro lens. I’ve dubbed this series “The Argus Rangefinder Collection” and I love how they turned out!

The Argus Rangefinder Collection

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

 

Argus Rangefinder | Vintage Exploration | Antique Vintage Film Camera

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Angela Andrieux

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1 Comment

  1. […] you know that I have a fascination with just about anything vintage, especially vintage cameras. (see last year’s series on the Argus Rangefinder). Of course I had to photograph these gems. Over the next several weeks I will present my new […]

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