Guaranteed Delivery see all. More refinements More refinements The C3 came out only 4 years after Kodak had introduced its new 35mm format film which was designed for the Kodak Retina. Theres something to be said about using any old camera and appreciating them for their nuances. Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time. For instance, the number of shutter speeds was lowered from ten to seven to five, an accessory shoe was added, and the exposure reminder dial on the back of the camera was removed. This item will ship to United States , but the seller has not specified shipping options.

Thank you for sharing. For many years, designers have been conscientious about ergonomics and making things feel comfortable in your hand. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. Please see our positive feedback where we ship super fast and do our best for a great customer experience! The only issue is that I know absolutely nothing about cameras. Then, when you put it back together you can pretty well realign the lens, at least to where it was when you started. December 30, at You May Also Like.

Argus C3 Matchmatic (1958)

The two-tone leatherette C3 Match-Matic was produced between andand its retro styling still appeals to many collectors’ eyes today. Enclosed with nice tan leather case.

Really cool estate find. The aperture is set at the front of the lens by turninig the dial using the two small metal pins. Notify me of new posts via email. July 5, at 9: All Auction Buy It Now.


Shutter and aperture work. See other items More And it looks like removing the film counter dial and the two small screws would allow easy access to the rangefinder for cleaning and more serious repairs.

Includes Argus LC-3 Meter. An interesting feature is that it has interchangeable lenses. Shutter works, lens and rangefinder turn.

We will gladly work with you to resolve any issues you may have with the item. Arrived as ordered And on time. Serial Number It offered numerous improvements over the older model including an integrated rangefinder and coupled light meter.

Perhaps the field repair guide has some pointers on making sure the lens is on properly. The manual focus system in this 35 mm rangefinder film camera helps deliver perfectly focused photos irrespective of the shooting location. World War II soldier and photojournalist Tony Vaccaro took most of his images with an Argus C3, even developing the images in soldiers’ matchmati. Skip to main content. The other has the bottom half of the case only.

Let me hear your thoughts! Flash unit appears to be unused.

Argus C3 Matchmatic 35mm Film Camera and Full Case – Tested | eBay

Flash was not tested. Vintage argus c-3 rangefinder with flash and matchmztic exposure metor. Nice glass, no fungus. And original Matchmatic with its accessory light meter. Where is the serial number located on the matchmatic and where would I go to look up when it was made?


The wind lever is very stiff but doesn’t seem to be any different from other examples I have seen. Guaranteed by Sat, Mar 2. To help re-ignite interest in the camera, Argus came out with a couple of variants of the C3. I read that you were able to look matchmaitc the serial number on your camera to see when it was made. So,if you buy 2 or more products from us. Argus C3 Argus C3. Got one to sell? Both have manuals and cases. Add to watch list. Guaranteed Delivery see all.

I’ve not had to make any adjustments on mine, but I believe that the round silver piece in the center with the two holes comes out to access an adjustment screw for the rangefinder. Due to its incredible 28 year production run, it remains one of the most popular and best selling cameras of all time.

January 4, at There is a large tear in the fold near the bottom of the leather case on the complete case. All Auction Buy It Now.

Magchmatic only two rolls I shot in it were in the fall and winter. Show less Show more. View finder is clear.