Argus Lady Carefree

If you hadn't seen this picture, you probably wouldn't have believed me if I told you I had a camera that could be confused with a feminine hygiene product.


The Lady Carefree is a plastic camera for 126 film cartridges. It wasn't actually made by Argus, but for Argus, by Balda-Werke (Germany) around 1967.

  • John Kratz 6y

    Congrats Shannon! Looking forward to seeing it!
  • aniljames281067 6y

  • heartdelay. 6y

    That's a cute camera. :)
  • hty0502 6y

    pretty good ~
  • Anna Svensson 5y

    love it!
  • Morris Collection 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 126 Format Cameras, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    how is the men edition?
  • Sarah Walker 5y

    My boyfriend collects cameras and recently found one at an antique mall for $5. Have you valued this camera yet?
  • John Kratz 5y

    My price guide puts a value of $5-15 on this camera.
  • Sarah Walker 5y

    awesome. He got it on the lower side of that. It will remain in collection for further value. By the way have you taken any pictures with yours?
  • John Kratz 5y

    No, I haven't used it. It takes 126 film cartridges, and I really have no desire to try finding them or somewhere to have the processing done.
  • tomsinindiana 5y

    There's also a japanese version with the same name, also using 126 film
  • John Kratz 5y

    Where have you seen that? Does it look the same?
  • [ Noktor-Matic ] 5y

    i got me a 126 and they are bloody cute! lol
    sucks that the film is rare. this beauty would be fun to use!
  • Angela Brown 3y

    I love this! Thanks for the little bit of history!
  • Son_Of_Woo 3y

    Oh!! Its stunning!! I have to find one...
  • Fiorella 3y

    what a gorgeous collection of cameras you have!!
  • John Kratz 3y

    Thank you, Fiorella!
  • Jane Eleanor 3y

    I just got one at a yard sale today. I found your photo when doing research. thanks for the information. It came with a feminine looking case. Nice photo.
  • iza lemargouillat 2y

    Nice !
  • Nha Le Hoan 10mo

    This camera is really just good for its look ;-)
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Taken on October 30, 2007
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