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Old 09-27-2009   #1
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Camera show find and question.

Camera show, Grapevine Texas.
In addition to a brick of expired Tmax I bought an Argus "A". The thing looks new. I ran a roll of the Tmax through it before I left town and got good results. The camera cost $20.00.
My question, I have never seen an "A" with a focus ring. I think there's an Argus forum someplace but I have not found it yet.
Has anyone seen this before?
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Moderator, I forgot there is an Argus forum where this should be posted here on RFF.
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Camera show, Grapevine Texas.
In addition to a brick of expired Tmax I bought an Argus "A". The thing looks new. I ran a roll of the Tmax through it before I left town and got good results. The camera cost $20.00.
My question, I have never seen an "A" with a focus ring. I think there's an Argus forum someplace but I have not found it yet.
Has anyone seen this before?
Looks like you purchased it from Gary Blockley? He had a table of some very interesting and beautiful equipment. I noticed the Argus. His prices were quite reasonable also.

I ended up with one of his many movie cameras, a Bauer 88B. I also bought an old Kodak graduated cylinder for mixing chemicals.

Good stuff. He had not exhibited there before.
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There's an auction on that auction site here that contains a set of shots from a camera similar to yours, and some rather detailed info on those cameras as well.

Seems one nice little shooter, very nice condition, great find! Enjoy!
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Old 09-27-2009   #5
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What you have is an Argus AF... Basically it's an Argus A with a proper focus helical. They produce decent results... considering what they are. Produced around 1938-38.
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I did not get the dealer's name but he was pleasant. In fact, I had a nice time and all the folks I talked to were friendly. Noone on RFF mentioned it so I just went with my wife and then had lunch.

Thanks, all, for the information. I did not know such a camera existed. I had one of the two position As for awhile.
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