Argus SLR

This is the Argus SLR from 1962, manufactured by Mamiya and based on the Prismat NP.

This camera was largely picked up because I love Argus cameras and have quite a few in the collection. The first film camera I bought was an Argus A from a shop in Portland, Oregon back in the fall of 2015.

This camera is one of the best full-sized SLRs I’ve used. The only issue with it was degraded light seals. After replacing, the camera works beautifully.

The Argus SLR based on the Prismat NP which was also distributed as the Sears 32A, Sears 32B, Tower 32A and Tower 32B.

The instruction manual can be found here.

Pictured in some of the following photos is an Argus clip-on light meter. This camera was missing a piece to allow it to attach, so I 3D-printed a replacement.

Shutterfocal plane
SpeedB, T, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500, 1000
 f1.7 58mm
Focus0.5m – ∞
Aperturef1.7 – 16
Light MeterNo
Focus SystemSLR
The Argus SLR in it’s native habitat

Sample images taken on Delta 100. Stand developed HC-110 30 minutes.

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