Argoflex

November 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Argoflex This camera was produced sometime in the last 1940's.

I like old cameras. I admit it. The weight and feel of old gear makes new high quality cameras feel cheap.

I've slowly found antique cameras at various "junk" stores and I've bought them mainly for decoration. Luckily my wife doesn't mind having them around the house. I like to run at least one roll of film through them just to see if they are still working properly.

This camera is a twin reflex type camera. The lens you focus and see through is not the lens that the film is exposed. This body has an extremely dark mirror and is hard to compose even in bright light. The day I went out to shot this camera was overcast and made it even more difficult to focus and compose. I visited an old train museum. After seeing the results the camera does have some dirt in the lens, but the shutter and focus seem to be fairly accurate. I may never put another roll through this camera, but it was fun.

 

All images were scanned on a flatbed scanner and edited in Lightroom.

 

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