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Argus Day, Argust 17

Ah, Argus Day, that yearly event when lovers of Argus cameras put them to use.
2017, Argus Day fell on the 17th.

This year I choose three cameras from my collection:
An Argus STL-1000 SLR, An Argus "Cintar" 2 megapixel compact digital, and a model C3 Matchmatic.
The film cameras were loaded with rolls of Fuji 200 color print film, the digital was loaded with 1 gig SD card.

And I chose three locations:
Laumeier Sculpture Park, Powder Valley Conservation Center, and an old cemetery in Kirkwood on Geyer Road at Monroe.

The STL-1000 performed well enough with the Yashinon 50mm lens. But the results were poor with my Prospec 500 mm f/8 mirror lens, with a monopod at the feeder windows at Powder Valley. The squirrel tail image was the only one worth saving.

The Cintar digital did surprisingly well in my opinion for a low end older digital. It was just very slow to write each image file to the card.

The Matchmatic did very well, showing how crisp the images can be from a clean and adjusted f:3.5 / 50mm Cintar lens in an Argus Brick body.

Please click on thumbnails to see enlarged.
All images are (c) 2017 E.J.Kowalski.
Thanks!
Ed
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