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Argus C-3 - 1939
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• Most popular Argus

• Ugliest camera ever

• $30 with f3.5 lens in 1940 ($467 in 2010 dollars)

Argus came out with the C-3 (the "brick") just a few years after the Argus A, and the C-3 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.

Argus C3Ad from Popular Photography, Oct. 1939Ad from Popular Photography, December 1951

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