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Argus very vintage 35mm film camera kit - $110 (Helena)

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Argus very vintage 35mm film camera kit $110

Dubbed “The Brick” both because of its shape and the fact that it was so tough you could just about pound nails with it; Argus C-3 is finely crafted in the USA, possibly in the fifties; many of the top-flight photographers of that era cut their eyeteeth with at least one Argus camera; rangefinder model; I have never put a roll through it or the lens despite 20+ years of ownership so although it checks out mechanically it could also just be left on a shelf as a mid-century objet d’art; comes with a copy of owner’s manual
That’s a $30 value

Plus you get the
Argus C-3 telephoto lens complete with lens cap and lens hood; the Tele-Sandmar 100 mm f4.5 lens has stops down to f22 and focusing down to 3 feet
That’s an $80 value

Plus you get the
Argus L44 exposure meter; circa 1957; made in West Germany; designed primarily for reflected light readings; simple three-step operation; needle bounces when exposed to light; conveniently mounts on camera’s hot shoe
That’s a $15 value

Plus you get the
Argus fixed flashgun: 5 inch polished reflector mounted on a black plastic battery case which accepts two size C batteries; mounts directly into camera body via two lugs; complete with an unused flash bulb
That’s a $25 value

Plus you get the Argus C-3 fitted leather case; good condition except strap needs a few stitches
That’s a $25 value

NOTE: Buy all five for $110 (discounted from a total of $175) or purchase any item separately for its individually stated price

Complete set of photos available upon request

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