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Argus Argoflex operation

Discussion in 'Photography Tips, Tricks & Tutorials Forum' started by Myles remde, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Myles remde

    Myles remde New Member

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    Hi everybody, I was recently given an argoflex tlr from about the mid 40s and I'm really interested in using it. My background in photography is limited therefore this camera is completely foreign to me, so I need help understanding the sheer basics of it. As of now, embarrassingly enough, I don't even know how to take a picture with it. I know how to adjust my aperture and have looked at how to load film and focus but I don't quite understand what this cameras equivalent of a shutter button is, if it even has one. So basically can anybody tell me how to use this camera?
     
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    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    hi and welcome. Can't help myself but I know there are some here who can.
     
  4. Mike Singh

    Mike Singh Always on

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    Welcome. That is a cool camera. First you will have to figure out if it works. Your best source of information would be online.


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  5. Andy 0

    Andy 0 Always on Premium Member

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    The shutter is in the lens, you'll need to fiddle with the metal knobs on the opposite side of the lens to the apperture control to work out which one cocks and which one fires.
     
  6. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Here's a link to your owners' manual.

    Argus Argoflex
     
  7. Brian Snider

    Brian Snider New Member

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    Thought I might try to bring this thread back and continue on with a specific problem I'm having. I got an Argoflex (E series I think, based on other's cameras) The camera itself wasn't in too bad of shape, but there were a couple problems: the first being that the viewing lens and the focusing lens had been knocked out of wack and were just barely spinning freely. The second real problem is that the shutter was stuck. I took the camera apart, cleaned and oiled everything, got the shutter working and as I was putting the lenses back on I noted that I did not mark where they were to start. Not that this actually mattered because both lenses were spinning independently of one another to start with. Any ideas on how to make sure they are actually focusing properly? I've seen some stuff on this but nothing specifically for the Argoflex. I know I could probably find another in working condition for around $10 but i really wanted to try to make this work first
     
  8. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    If all of the spacers and retaining rings were replaced to their original locations and order then the lenses should be in the correct position for focus. Your best bet is to shoot a roll of film.
     

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