I've been sick with a cold the last few days, so I thought I'd show off a camera I bought a few years ago. Enjoy!
|The Argus AF|
The Argus AF (1937) was the second camera made in the "Argus A" line, and is one of the first American made 35mm cameras. I bought this little guy at an antique shop back in Galesburg a few years back. The camera features a pop-out focus ring that focuses from 1.25 feet to infinity, and shutter speeds ranging from 1/200th to 1/25th, plus Bulb and Time modes. The 50mm lens needs to be zone focused; no rangefinder to be found here.
I really love the art deco lines that accent the front and back of the camera. Even through the Argus AF was pretty much a cheapish point-and-shoot, the design team clearly didn't cut any corners in the camera's design.
I used this camera a couple of times, with pretty disappointing results. Granted, I didn't really know what I was doing back then, so it wasn't completely the camera's fault, I'm sure. Here are a few shots I got with the Argus AF (please don't loose respect for me!):
Well, thanks for looking! Hopefully I'll be feeling better soon. I have a few projects I've been meaning to complete, so stay tuned!