Camera Reviews

This brick of a camera was the first good camera for many people around and after World War II. I made it work, but I didn’t enjoy using it much. Check out my updated review here.

Argus C3

Updated review: Argus C3

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6 thoughts on “Updated review: Argus C3

    • I tried to like mine, I really did. But it just never brought pleasure. The images were lovely, though. There’s something about the color that lens renders.

      • Good glass, yes. But a pain to use! Especially when you consider some of the C series contemporaries – like a Signet 35. The ol’ Argus was like something from Mother Russia compared to the sleekness of other designs.

  1. Jon says:

    I’ve used these cameras quite a bit. I bought one from you and one from Mike. They do take a little getting used to, I’m still working on it. I am in possession of thousands of shockingly sharp slides that my late Aunt took all over the world over 3 decades with this camera which she carried in her purse. It replaced a Univex Mercury which was even worse.

    • It’s easy to forget now that for many people for many decades, this was their camera and they used it frequently. This really was a capable machine.

  2. Dan Cluley says:

    I see the C-3 as being the camera equivalent of the Model T or VW Beetle.

    A fairly revolutionary product that between low price and good reputation stayed in production a decade or two past the point were the competition should have made them obsolete.

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