Argus "C" Series Cameras
Photo Courtesy of Phil SterrittModel:
Original "Brick" Rangefinder Argus.
Notice there is no gear between the lens and the rangefinder.
The Earliest of these had a "dual range" switch for 2 range (fast & slow) shutter speeds.
Similar to the C, but with the Rangefinder coupled to the lens with a gear and NO flash attachment holes on left end.
Similar to the C2, but with flash sync attachment holes on left end.
Photo courtesy of Jerry VincentModel:
C3 StandardProduction Years:
Accessory shoe, and other features constant throughout its production.
Ten digit serial number stamped on the bottom of the camera.
Photo courtesy of Bob BowmanModel:
C3 MatchmaticProduction Years:
"Simplified" exposure system, to work only with Accessory Meter.
Similar to the standard C3 but two tone leather.
Photo courtesy of Bill SavageModel:
C3 Golden ShieldProduction Years:
19?? - 19??Description:
special version of the Match Matic C3 - metallic front cover replaces
the leather back and an orange label replaces the argus logo.
Photo courtesy of Phil SterrittModel:
1959 - 1961Description:
50mm F3.5 or F2.8
"Automated" C Model, used in conjunction with coupled, slip-on meter.
Shown here with CM2 meter and accessory viewfinder.