Argus 3D Camera
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 14:24:33 -0500
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Argus Collectors Group)
From: Jerry Vincent
Howdy Argus freaks!
Anyone out there know much about a 3D camera and viewer with the Argus name
recently put out on the market? One of my fellow Minneapolis Antique Camera
Club members has one he got at a camera show in Chicago ($50, to be sold for
$89.95). It was kind of neat. It had "argus" printed on it in the familiar
style and I believe it was made in China and fairly well finished.
Exposures were made on color print film, processed normally (2 verticals per
4x6) and slipped into the viewer. The effect was kind of modest, probably
due to the composition of his photos and possibly because of my extreme
nearsightedness with thick eyeglass lenses. I am contemplating getting one
but it is kind of over my collecting budget (self imposed, trying to keep it
all light-hearted). Maybe I can borrow it and share my experience with you guys.
PS: I sinned (acquired foreign made Argus) and bought an Argus Cosina STL
slr (dead and cheap, am attempting to fix) and an Argus slr called a CR-1
(works fine, cheap). Both are simple Pentax screw mount slr cameras with
match needle metering. Hopefully I haven't compromised my flag waving
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 16:04:51 -0700
For complete infromation on the Argus 3D go to www.acpress.com. Also an
excellent article on the C3 at this address.
From: John Stewart
Subject: Re: Argus 3D camera
My company is currently one of the few places where you can order and get
an Argus 3D camera. It is shipped direct from the "factory" in Des Plaines.
For printed info, call ARGUS at 1-888-55-ARGUS. When it comes time to
order, call 800-647-8273. We accept all cards and can give info for
sending checks, etc. Sorry, WE HAVE NO PRINTED INFO AND CANNOT "CHAT"
about the camera on our toll free line!
The camera is $76.95 + $8.95 shipping/insurance. You also get the deluxe
viewer, case and one year Argus warranty. I think they are also including
batteries and film.
Extra mini viewers are $4.95 each.
Hope this helps.