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Argus C3 and Kodak Portra 400
Old 04-09-2014   #1
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Argus C3 and Kodak Portra 400

Just wanted share some recent shots with the C3, the marvelous Cintar lens, and Kodak Portra 400.

I was limited by the 1/300 shutter speed on the outside shots (needed about 1/500) and was hand holding at 1/30 @F/4.5 on the indoor shots. Used some post-processing on #1 & #4. #2 & #3 were untouched other than resizing/framing. Processing and low-res scans from Walgreens. Enjoy!







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Nice images!
Never had an Argus (unfortunately), so I was wondering if the subdued color rendering (especially in #2) are the result of the Cintar lens or Kodak Portra 400?
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Very nice results with the Portra, especially on the indoor shots.

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I am a huge fan of the Cintar's bokeh. I've only ever run B&W through mine before... this post makes me want to run some Ektar through it.
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Thanks for all the kind comments.

One thing to watch out for with the C3 is tendency to double-expose. I thought I had more of these on this roll but was lucky to just have this one. (I believe I over-advanced the film because of this. I couldn't remember if I advanced the film or not so to play it safe I skipped a few blank frames unintentionally.) I only got 33 shots off the 36-exposure roll.

As the film advance and shutter cocking are two separate steps, I also forgot to cock the shutter on many occasions. A little distracting when people are posing for a shot.

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As regards the double exposure, I have to make certain that I advance and cock immediately after each frame with my C3 or else I also double expose. It's the only thing that keeps mine out of the daily rotation.
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I too was very impressed with the results of the Cintar lens...I really like the colors you got...
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Yes indeed, gorgeous colour from that Portra. Well done. The top shutter speed is an issue in bright light isn't it? Not, however, the only camera I own where this is a problem... :P

The indoor shots turned out wonderfully. Good hand-holding.
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