The Argus Collectors Group is conducting a survey to identify the attributes of the Argus C, C2, and C3. The purpose of the survey is to document changes in features of the camera family over their production life. The results will be posted on the ACG web site.
Directions: Have your camera handy, then proceed by answering each question, either filling in the blank space below the question (like question 1), or clicking on the dot to the left of the correct answer to select it. When you are done, click the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the form to send us the information.
If any of the features of your camera don't match the choices provided, please describe them in the 'comments' section at the bottom of this page.
If you need to look at a photo with labels to help get acquainted with the C Series camera features, click here.
THIS FIELD IS REQUIRED!! Our survey database is indexed by the serial number, so it is the most important information you will provide for your camera. If your camera is missing its serial number, its information won't be of much use to us.
The serial number is either inside the camera or stamped on the bottom. If it's inside, it's either on a label under the sprocket wheels or stamped under the film opening. To see a guide to the three possible locations, click here.
Please enter the camera's serial number including any alphabetic prefix or suffix:
Is the serial number:
The shutter speeds are on a dial on the top right side of the camera. What are the marked shutter speeds:
What are the lens apertures (numbers on dial around front or side of lens barrel):
What is the labeling on front or side of the lens barrel:
Look closely at the numbers on the dial on the top left front marked 'Range Finder', 'Flash Finder' or 'MTR'. It may be hard to see the '3' at a glance. What is the range of numbers on the dial:
Is there a gear coupling the lens to the Rangefinder on the front of the Body:
Is there a flash socket (two holes on side of body, same side as back latch, opposite side of back hinge):
If there's a nameplate on front body to left of lens, what does it say:
Is the shutter cocking lever on the front:
Is there an accessory shoe on top of the body above viewfinder:
What is the color of body covering:
Is there a switch below shutter cocking lever with two setting positions labeled 'S' and 'F':
Is the shutter release (button on top of camera above Rangefinder dial):
What is on the back door of the camera:
Is the exposure counter dial (on top of the camera with numbers between 0 - 30 and marks in between):
Looking at the front of the camera at the top, there are two viewfinder windows. The one on the left is for the rangefinder. Holding the camera so you can see light through it, half of the image may be tinted -- what color is the tint:
The camera back is attached to the body by a hinge held on with screws. How many screws are used:
Look closely at the top and sides of the film release catch (small silver button on top of the camera next to the counter dial). Some of the six-sided ones look round from the top, but the flat sides can be seen from the side. Is it:
You may need a magnifying glass for this. Look inside your camera, under the sprocket wheels. There may be various patent numbers numbers and other markings molded into the plastic. These may be covered up by a label. If you can see any of the following, please indicate which you see:
Do you have any other comments about your camera:
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