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1956 Argus C3

1956 Argus C3
Year
c.1956
Make
Argus
Model
C3
Type
rangefinder
Film
135
Lens
ƒ/3.5 50mm Argus Coated Cintar
Apertures
ƒ/3.5 – ƒ/16
Speeds
1/300 , 1/100 , 1/50 , 1/25 , 1/10
Meter
none
Filter
19mm
Battery
none
MSRP
$66.50 (equal to $652.91 in 2021)
Condition
4G (received) / 4G (current)

According to a contemporary advertisement

Here’s proof that luxuries needn’t be expensive!

Argus C-3 – only $66.50 complete with case and flash

No other 35mm camera in all the world offers you so many luxury features for the money! The Argus C-3 has a color corrected f:3.5 Cintar lens; gear controlled shutter with speeds up to 1/300 second; easy-to-use Color-matic settings; lens-coupled rangefinder; built-in flash synchronization – the flashgun plugs right into the camera. And the C-3 is the only American-made camera that offers you a selection of interchangeable lenses that make it versatile as cameras costing hundreds of dollars more!

See the amazing Argus C-3 at your dealer’s today.

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Easy to use…Easy to own…That’s Argus!
Most dealers offer convenient credit terms

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