Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistPat Cook Platinum Member CollectionFineart
Description Argus 35mm film rangefinder camera. Known as the 'Brick' The Argus C3 was a low-priced rangefinder camera mass-produced from 1939 to 1966 by Argus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The camera was the best-selling 35mm camera in the world for nearly three decades, and helped popularize the 35mm format. Due to its shape, size, and weight, it is commonly referred to as 'The Brick' by photographers (in Japan its nickname translates as 'The Lunchbox'). The most famous 20th century photographer who used it was Tony Vaccaro, who employed this model during World War II. The C3 was constructed primarily of Bakelite plastic and metal castings. The design featured an unusual and simplistic diaphragm shutter built into the camera body, so the camera could make use of interchangeable lenses without the need for a complex focal plane shutter. The rangefinder utilized a separate viewfinder from that of the regular viewfinder and was coupled to the lens through a series of gears located on the outside of the camera body. The profusion of knobs, gears, buttons, levers, and dials on the camera lent it a 'scientific' look that was found in customer surveys to be one of the things buyers most liked about the camera.I have a modest collection of Argus cameras, and still to this day, on occasion, enjoy running a roll of film through one.Copyright Pat Cook All Rights Reserved.
Pat Cook, Ann Arbor Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement Award winning photographer, Pat Cook, was mesmerized as a teen when he was given a used Argus (brick) film camera. His love for the lens blossomed like a flowering tree. It has grown daily for over forty years as he has refined his skills and equipment to become a leader in the world of high-end digital photography. Intensity, passion, truth and complex simplicity characterize his work. His Native American ancestry (Cherokee) guides him to a unique perspective, especially in his nature photographs. As Ansel Adams said “A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
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