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First Outing with ‘The Brick’ (early post-WWII Argus C3)

First Outing with ‘The Brick’ (early post-WWII Argus C3)

First test roll of my father-in-law's ca. 1946-47 Argus C3 Brick. It needs a major cleaning; lots of dust and the range-finder dials need a drop or two of oil. Seems to be in acceptable working order, though. Happily, any 'bad' pictures were due to my playing with the aperture settings in low-light conditions on 100 iso film. The sprocket light-leaks on some shots are probably due to a film-loading issue (I didn't hold down the film release at first, so some sprockets ripped as I started to advance the film); they went away after half the roll. The counter mechanism will take some getting used to. The range-finder is surprisingly not too out of alignment, but I'll adjust it anyhow when we take it apart to clean. Overall, this is a fantastic camera, and I can't wait to become better acquainted. Odd note: More strangers commented on this camera as we were walking around with it than any other I've used! Home-processed black and white roll #12 (developer: Rodinal).

bridgetj This photo was shot on film. Taken by bridgetj with an Argus C3 loaded with Kentmere Black and White 100 film in Toronto, Canada. These tags describe this photo: street, 35mm, argus-c3, b&w, toronto, home-processed, city, urban, building, outdoors, and light leak. Date: 2012-04-14. Time: Afternoon. This photo can also be found in the albums Back in Black (and White) - 2012The Wood and the Stone (Buildings I Like)Argus C3 Brick (ca. 1946-47): The First Test Roll (April 2012)Home Processed Black and White: Rolls 12 - 13 (Developer: Rodinal)Oot and aboot Toronto #6 (April - May 2012).

5 comments

  1. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    Nice album!

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  2. bridgetj

    bridgetj

    @clickiemcpete: Thank you!

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  3. kimo

    kimo

    Great album! I am about to develop my first roll from an old C3 as well... can't wait!

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  4. kimo

    kimo

    Great album! I am about to develop my first roll from an old C3 as well... can't wait!

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  5. bridgetj

    bridgetj

    @kimo Thank you! It's a great camera, I loved it almost immediately. Just as soon as I figured out how to load the film, lol. I'll keep an eye out for your roll!

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