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1966-1967. 126 cartridge, viewfinder camera. 40mm f/2.8 lens CdS meter.

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by bill339 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:04 am

The Instant Load 270 was introduced in 1966 and was discontinued in 1967. It is a 126 cartridge film (discontinued in 1999) camera with a 40mm f/2.8 lens. It also has a CdS light meter, optical viewfinder, a two connector hot shoe, right thumb lever film advance, and was made in Japan and relabeled Argus, probably made by Mamiya. Argus had not produced a camera in the US since 1963 but did have optics contracts but the era of US-designed and -manufactured cameras had ended. The 270 gives the photographer no help in focusing beyond marking portrait, group, and landscape on the focus barrel. The camera used a PX-13 mercury based battery no longer available or legal to sell. They do make a replacement like the Duracell 625A, Wein Cell Px625, and the Energizer A76.

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