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Argus A

The 2nd Most Important 35 mm of All Time: The Made in the USA Argus A. For decades the Argus name was probably as well known to the average person in the United States as Nikon is today. And of course, Kodak has long been a brand name of immediate recognition. Although the Argus company did not ascend to the heights of Eastman Kodak, millions of Argus cameras have been sold since the first Argus camera, the model A, was introduced in May, 1936. The main body is manufactured from an early thermosetting plastic known as "Bakelite" and exhibits some very art deco styling influences. The basic model doesn't have variable focus (this one is model A).




Focus Type: 2 Position (6ft - 12ft and 12ft - Infinity, later 6ft - 18ft and 18ft - Infinity)

Years Manufactured: 1936 - 1941

Introductory Price: $12.50

Shutter Type: Pre-war Ilex Precise

Lens Speed: f/4.5 anastigmat

Aperture Settings: f/4.5, 5.6, 8, 11

Shutter Speeds: 1/200th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B(ulb), T(imeExtinction

Flash Synch Tubes: No

Pressure Plate: Fixed


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Taken on July 25, 2007