Tag: Argus Match-matic C3
An update to my review of the strange Argus Match-matic C3, a 35mm rangefinder camera with an odd exposure system.
Yes, it’s the Harry Potter camera. More precisely, the Argus Match-matic C3 is the camera that Colin Creevey used to take photos of Hogwarts so he could show them to his father. It appeared in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, making it the most well-known Argus camera ever. In reality, the Argus Match-matic…
It’s been months since I bought an old camera. I’ve been looking at Argus C3s on eBay for months, looking for the right one. Argus cranked out millions of C3s from 1939 to 1966, and this rugged and relatively inexpensive camera is credited with almost single-handedly popularizing the 35mm film format in the United States.…