Frequently Asked Questions
- How much is my Argus camera worth?
- What model Argus camera do I have?
- When was my Argus camera made?
- Where can I get my Argus camera
- Where can I find a place to sell
my Argus camera?
- Where can I get film for my classic Argus camera?
If none of these answer your question, you can Ask the ACG for Help
How much is my Argus camera worth?
What model Argus camera do I have?
When was my Argus camera made?
Where can I get my Argus camera repaired?
Unfortunately, most Argus
camera models are not worth a great deal. However, there are
a number of less common to very rare models that command a modest to
(rarely) very high price. Value will also vary depending on
condition and included accessories. In some cases,
accessories such as lenses and viewfinders can be worth as much or more
than the camera itself. Quite often, an Argus camera has been
passed down from one family member to another and is likely worth much
more for its sentimental value.
The book "McKeown's Price Guide to Antique & Classic Cameras"
lists approximate value and might be found at your local library.
Another source for approximate prices is the online auction
- be sure to search completed listings to see what items have
sold for in the past.
Where can I find a place to sell my Argus camera?
If you are mechanically
inclined, some Argus models are relatively easy to repair.
Take a look at the manuals
for more information. If not, most local
camera repair shops should be able to handle the job.
6. Where can I get film for my classic Argus camera?
Probably the most popular
place to sell such items is the eBay
online auction site.
There are also companies on the internet that deal in used
Depending on the model, there may be interest among the members of the
Argus Collector's Group. You may submit your contact
information and details about the camera through the Ask the ACG for Help
and it will be forwarded to the group.
Argus cameras use standard 35mm film, which is still available in many
stores and online shops. If your Argus uses 120 film, it is still
commonly available as well, though you will have to find a specialty
store or online shop. 620 film is no longer available, but is the
same size as 120 film, just on a different size spool. You can
use a changing bag or darkroom to re-spool it onto a 620 spool for use.
If you do an internet search for "respooling 620" you will find a
number of resources to guide you through the process. Most other
film sizes are going to be difficult or impossible to find.