Argus C3 Matchmatic

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    A very popular collectible made even more popular by its appearance in the 2nd Harry Potter movie.
    This is just a cool camera, from its impressive dials and gears, to its nifty two-tone skin and bright chrome trim. This example is shown topped with the clip-on selenium meter.

    Because of its shape (and weight), the Argus C3 is affectionately known as "The Brick".

    Made from 1958-66.

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    1. slowcat 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks for bringing your Argus camera to the 1958 party pool!

    2. Jesse Yardley 70 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful piece of photo equipment!

    3. Jean-Luc Elias 63 months ago | reply

      This Argus set me on collecting old camera's!
      Great design and pure nostalgic feel when using it.
      Great colection of camera's you have! Have a look at my collection...

    4. John Kratz 63 months ago | reply


      Jean-Luc, you have a GREAT collection! I'm jealous!!

    5. Kira Sheker 62 months ago | reply

      Truly beautiful. On my "must have" list!

    6. louiesbath 61 months ago | reply

      very gorgeous!

    7. Michelle Jellison 57 months ago | reply

      I was just given this exact same model. It belonged to a family member, and they know I like photography. I just read that the case is part bakelite. Cool camera, and great shot!

    8. John Kratz 57 months ago | reply

      Thank you Michelle!

    9. sandro47 56 months ago | reply


    10. rods pix 53 months ago | reply

      I have one of these that my father had.
      I'm in the process of restoring it to it's Like new luster.
      Yours is a beautiful example of a new one.
      Thanks for sharing so I can get some reference.

    11. furstyferret81 52 months ago | reply

      Looks wise this puts all modern DSLR cameras to shame, well maybe not the Olympus Pen!

    12. ChrisGrover [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      I just found this camera in my grandfathers garage. Nice condition too. But I don't understand... where's the usb plug in? :p

    13. John...'s 51 months ago | reply

      Nice collection, another C3 owner/fan, here...

    14. 50 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Argus C3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. ☆★ picturemaker ★☆ 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called brown + tan cameras only !, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. 48 months ago | reply

      awesome i have two of these with the working flash

    17. Drew O'clock 47 months ago | reply

      Thats ace it looks like a small tobacco tin with bit glued on.

    18. A.Ruiz 39 months ago | reply

      looking mint

    19. CaroleOR 32 months ago | reply

      Looks like it had a lot of bells and whistles for the time. Neat camera.

    20. Cliffski 30 months ago | reply

      I have inherited one of these from my grandfather, including the same light meter and the flash. Yesterday was the first time I put film in it (and the first time it's been touched in 30-something years!). The shutter still works perfectly. Can't wait to get these shots developed...

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