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 Argus C3 - 1939                    New! WidePhotoViewer for iPhone/iPod/iPad       
      

Most popular Argus
ugliest camera ever
$30 with f3.5 lens in 1940 ($467 in 2010 dollars)

Argus came out with the C3 (the "brick") just a few years after the Argus A, and the C3 was even more popular. They kept making them, with improvements from time-to-time, for an incredible 27 years. I have no idea when mine was made. I got it at a local swap meet for $7 which, I later discovered, was much more than it was worth, being so beat up. But I don't care.

If you want to read more about the Argus C3, Google it—there's tons of stuff on the web.

Here's an ad from the December 1951 issue of Popular Photography:

 

 


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