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Models of Argus A/A2 Camera


Argus A

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  • Focus Type: 2 Position (6ft - 12ft and 12ft - Infinity, later 6ft - 18ft and 18ft - Infinity)
  • Years Manufactured: 1936 - 1941
  • Introductory Price: $12.50
  • Approximate Introductory Price in 2003 Dollars: $160.00
  • Serial Number Range: 1037 - 211589
  • Shutter Type: Pre-war Ilex Precise
  • Lens Speed: f/4.5
  • Aperture Settings: f/4.5, 5.6, 8, 11 (later f/4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.7, 18)
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/200th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B(ulb), T(ime), (top speed later dropped to 1/150th sec)
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: No
  • Flash Synch Tubes: No
  • Pressure Plate: Fixed

Argus AF

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  • Focus Type: Variable from 1 to Infinity ft
  • Years Manufactured: 1937 - 1938
  • Introductory Price: $15.00
  • Approximate Introductory Price in 2003 Dollars: $190.00
  • Serial Number Range: 5000 - 70138
  • Shutter Type: Pre-war Ilex Precise
  • Lens Speed: f/4.5
  • Aperture Settings: f/4.5, 5.6, 8, 11
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/200th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B(ulb), T(ime)
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: No
  • Flash Synch Tubes: No
  • Pressure Plate: Fixed

Argus B

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  • Year Manufactured: 1937
  • Introductory Price: $25.00
  • Approximate Introductory Price in 2003 Dollars: $320.00
  • Serial Number Range: 1000B - 2000B
  • Shutter Type: Prontor II
  • Lens Speed: f/2.9
  • Aperture Settings: f/2.9, 3.5, 4.1, 5.6, 8, 11, 16
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/175th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10, 1/5, , 1, B(ulb), T(ime)
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: No
  • Flash Synch Tubes: No

Pre-War Argus A2B

Picture of Argus Camera

  • Focus Type: 2 Position (6ft - 18ft and 18ft - Infinity)
  • Years Manufactured: 1939 - ~1945
  • Introductory Price: $12.50
  • Approximate Introductory Price in 2003 Dollars: $165.00
  • Serial Number Range: ~56215 - 244601
  • Shutter Type: Pre-war Ilex Precise
  • Lens Speed: f/4.5
  • Aperture Settings: f/4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.7, 18
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/200th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B(ulb), T(ime)
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: Yes
  • Flash Synch Tubes: No
  • Pressure Plate: Fixed

Argus A2F

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  • Focus Type: Variable from 1 to Infinity ft
  • Years Manufactured: 1939 - 1941
  • Introductory Price: $15.00
  • Approximate Introductory Price in 2003 Dollars: $200.00
  • Serial Number Range: 22760 - 39031
  • Shutter Type: Pre-war Ilex Precise
  • Lens Speed: f/4.5
  • Aperture Settings: f/4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.7, 18
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/200th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B(ulb), T(ime)
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: Yes
  • Flash Synch Tubes: No
  • Pressure Plate: Fixed

Argus AA

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  • Focus Type: Fixed Focus
  • Years Manufactured: 1940 - 1942
  • Serial Number Range: 500000 - 513250
  • Shutter Type: Custom for Argus AA
  • Lens Speed: f/6.3
  • Aperture Settings: f/6.3 (Dull/Color), 9 (Cloudy), 12.7 (Sun/Bright)
  • Shutter Speeds: Time, Inst.
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: No
  • Flash Synch Tubes: Yes
  • Pressure Plate: Fixed

Post-War Argus A2B

Picture of Argus Camera

  • Focus Type: 2 Position (6ft - 18ft and 18ft - Infinity)
  • Years Manufactured: ~1945 - 1950
  • Introductory Price: $29.00 (includes carrying case and excise tax)
  • Approximate Introductory Price In 2003 Dollars: $270.00
  • Serial Number Range: ~56215 - 244601
  • Shutter Type: Post-war
  • Lens Speed: f/4.5
  • Aperture Settings: f/4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.7, 18
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/150th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B(ulb), T(ime)
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: Yes
  • Flash Synch Tubes: No
  • Pressure Plate: Floating

Argus FA

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  • Focus Type: 2 Position (6ft - 15ft and 15ft - Infinity)
  • Years Manufactured: 1950 - 1951
  • Introductory Price: $29.00
  • Approximate Introductory Price in 2003 Dollars: $220.00
  • Serial Number Range: Year and Month of Manufacture
  • Shutter Type: Flash-modified, post-war
  • Lens Speed: f/4.5
  • Aperture Settings: f/4.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/150th sec, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B(ulb), T(ime)
  • Extinction Meter/Calculator: No
  • Flash Synch Tubes: Yes
  • Pressure Plate: Floating


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