Argus C3 was launched in 1938, by IRC - a radio manufacturer in the U.S.A. and because of its unique appearance, it was called "brick" in the U.S.A. and "lunch box" in Japan.
One of the features of Argus C3 was that this camera had a flash sync contact, which the previous model, Argus C2 didn't have, and for that reason, this won such high popularity among the people in the U.S.A. that about a half of the middle class people had this.
Well then, let's take a look at it.
- First introduced in 1938.
- Picture size : 24 x 36mm
- Lens : Argus Coated Cintar F3.5/50mm
- Viewfinder : reverse-Galilean finder
- Exposure meter : not built-in
- Shutter speeds : B, 1/10-1/300sec.
- Self-timer : not built-in
- Film : 35mm film
- Body dimensions : 131 x 86 x 68mm
- Body weight : approx. 765g