Saturday, 20 February 2010

Week 8 - Argus C3

Argus C3
Originally uploaded by pho-Tony

I've transferred the partly used film from my week 6 camera (Lomo 135BC) into this Argus C3 ("the brick"). This model was made from 1939-1966, there were various changes introduced along the way, and this particular example dates from around 1950-51. The technique for winding on between exposures is rather idiosyncratic, and involves pressing down a film catch, holding it down while advancing a quarter or a turn, then releasing it and winding on until resistance is felt. I have found by practising on a spoilt film, that the Argus will happily tear the film if the winder is turned once the slightest resistance is felt. This may take some getting used to!

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