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1953-1958. 620 film, 6x6cm exposures, pseudo-TLR camera. Continuation of Argoflex Seventy-Five. Replaced by Argus 75 in 1958.

Argus: Argus Seventy-Five camera

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by bill339 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:43 pm

The Argus Seventy-five has a twin lens reflex design with a fixed-focus lens and everything between 6 feet and infinity will be sharp. For close up shots Argus manufactured lenses that could be fitted. The Argus Seventy-five produces 6x6 images and takes 620 film no longer available. Respooling a role of 120 film to fit the camera isn't hard. You'll need a dark room and two 620 spools if your camera hasn't got an integrated take up spool. This allows you to use the first to spool the 120 film on the first 620 spool, and then roll it onto the second spool. This way it's hardly ever necessary to adjust the tape that connects the film to the paper back. The Argus Seventy-five was manufactured from 1953 to 1958. Virtually indestructible this camera is constructed from thick Bakelite, glass lenses, and Aluminum. The predecessor of this camera was the Argoflex Seventy-five, which was manufactured from 1949 to 1953. The name of the Argoflex Seventy-five was changed to Argus Seventy-five in 1953, which is the same year the name of the Argoflex 40 was changed to Argus 40. This was a marketing campaign for reintroduction of both cameras. The Argus Seventy-five was followed by the Argus 75 (numbers not script), which was manufactured between 1958 and 1964 in a lighter brown color but the same exact camera. To recap the “Argoflex Seventy Five”, the “Argus Seventy Five”, and the “Argus 75” have interchangeable parts but the paint design plus name was changed on the aluminum. In essence Argus was able to manufacture the same camera for 15 years from 1949 to 1964.

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