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Old 08-04-2012   #1
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Argust Day 2012

Don't forget, Argust Day is on the 12th (August) this year. So break out those Made In The USA babies, and burn some film! If you don't make it, the next date is August 13, 2013 (see a pattern here?).

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I've been waiting; I'm going to shoot my Argus AF!

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Old 08-12-2012   #3
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Shot one roll of 100Tmax, and a roll of Gold 100 (in the C-3 with the Sandmar lenses), will post later in the week.

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I am finishing up a roll of Kodak BW400CN in my C3. Hope to post some soon as well

Coffee and C3 by carlosyashinon, on Flickr
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[email protected], I knew I forgot something.

Shot film too...just not through one of my Argi
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I got out with an Argus Model 40. I almost was going to skip it this year, but I'm glad I went out.
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I took a C3 to an Albuquerque car show on Sunday.



I found the camera recently at a yard sale. It cleaned up nicely and I thought I'd sell it since I have a couple others that work fine. They are each a little different in regard to features, though. Now, I'm finding it hard to part with the camera after it has made some nice pictures for me.

There are a few more pictures from the roll of Fuji 200 on my blog.
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After viewing your photos, Mike, I'd definitely say keep the camera. And being one of the later models (Colormatic), it's bound to have many more miles left on the odometer. BTW, the lens has a built-in holder for Series V filters.

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Got my two rolls back, and I didn't mess things up too bad. I don't know what it is, but everytime I use that C-3, I screw something up. But I've got 27 photos up on Flickr now, and four samples here below.


Rays Of Brightness by br1078phot, on Flickr


At Your Service by br1078phot, on Flickr


The Visitor by br1078phot, on Flickr


Apple Orchard Mountain Radar by br1078phot, on Flickr

The rest can be seen on Flickr at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157631074178332/

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Great results from that C3 in both b&w and color. The butterfly shot really demonstrates the fine quality the Cintar is capable of providing.
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Great results from that C3 in both b&w and color. The butterfly shot really demonstrates the fine quality the Cintar is capable of providing.
Thanks, Mike. Though you are right about 50mm Cintar sharpness, all the shots were with the Sandmar lenses (the 100mm was only used on "Apple Orchard Mountain Radar"). The butterfly was shot from as close as I could get and keep it in focus. Just think how nice these would look if I had gotten the higher res scans? And I need to check the 35mm as it exhibits a fair amount of flare when pointed into the light.

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Thanks. I didn't read your Flickr page closely enough. I'm surprised by the 35mm lens result. I didn't get nearly those nice results from the one time I used mine. I clearly need to give it another shot.
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I think a lot of it depends, Mike, on whether you get the alignment correct when mounting it to the camera. A couple of teeth off, and there goes the focus. I will say mine seems to work best from close to middle distance, falling off somewhat as you get towards infinity. That could be a product of whatever is causing the flare.

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I will say mine seems to work best from close to middle distance, falling off somewhat as you get towards infinity.
My C3 is like that also. I did get a few decent shots on the roll I shot. Here are a few:

Mobil #3 by carlosyashinon, on Flickr


Mobil #4 by carlosyashinon, on Flickr


Ask For It ! by carlosyashinon, on Flickr

A few more in my Flickr stream.
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Saw those earlier today, Charles, and they all look great.

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