The shutter does fire but not sure is the speeds are accurate. Argus coated cintar camera C-3 Brick black vintage film 35mm range finder 50mm. Argus Forty 40 Camera 75 mm f4. S Pat 2,,, U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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You should expect everything to function reasonably well, and that all optics have no problems that would noticeably affect image quality, unless we describe them otherwise.

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And Cintar 50MM f2. A C3 used arguus U. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. All three models shared the same “brick” design, attributed to Gustave Fassin, but the C3 was by far the most successful.

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The camera body is flawless no dents of scratches and lens seams to be fungi free. Should be considered as a for parts lot. Seems to have been well cared for.


The design featured an unusual but simple diaphragm shutter built into the camera body, so the camera could make use of interchangeable lenses without the need for a complex focal plane shutter.

Although the design is over 75 years old, many C3s are still in use. A second-generation C3 with an improved lens and more comfortable controls, the Standard C3came out inthough it was otherwise nearly identical to its predecessor.

Beautiful Argus C3 rangefinder 35mm film camera in good condition. Original Manual pages are included, rest are missing, 1 sheet of paper loose. Quite simply, the Argus C3 is one of the best-selling 35mm cameras in history. The C3 has frequently appeared in film.

Argus C3 rear view. Guaranteed 3 day delivery. Shutter button changed from a stovepipe to a button shape, cocking lever changed to a teardrop shape, aperture ring changed to a funnel shape around the lens front instead of on the very front.

Shipping will be Priority Mail. It appears to be in very good working order. More refinements More refinements Focus Type see all. Up for sale is a Argus C-3 35mm 35mm Film Rangefinder.


This page was last edited on 5 Augustat The C3 added built-in flash synchronization but was otherwise identical to the C2. The camera sold about 2 million units, making it one of the most popular cameras in history.

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It’s not sticking or anything. Would be a great display piece.