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Winter Holiday 2013 with Argus Model 21

Every Christmas season I must capture some images with at least one classic Argus camera from my collection.
This year I loaded a roll of Fujifilm Superia X-tra, asa 400, into an Argus Model 21 Markfinder of known reliability.
Serial number is 0000044489, so that makes it 1950 or so.
When I did my restoration, the front leatherette was not salvagable, and I made the decision to leave it in a bare black enamel finish. This does not affect function, and I thought it gives it a "serious" look.
The little paper sticker on top of the camera indicates marked shutter speeds vs. actual shutter speeds, when I tested them out electronically. These numbers are actually pretty good for an Argus camera of this vintage, and accurate enough for good results.

A few images are from here at home, indoor lighting achieved with the use of a single high wattage Sun Gun type movie light, 3400 Kelvin color temperature, and blue filter held onto the front of the camera lens for correction.
The remainder are from downtown Kirkwood, MO, in the area near the RR tracks and the Kirkwood Farmers Market. It was very cold out there, but with a good bright light.

Please click on thumbnails to see enlarged.
All images are Copyright 2013 E.J.Kowalski.
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