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Argus argoflex Forty(120 film)w Varex 75mm lens and leather case - $47 (San Diego)

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Argus argoflex Forty(120 film)with Varex 75mm lens and leather case(there is some writing on back of case).

Not tested. Nice 1950's camera to display or use. Offering as found.

The Argus argoflex Forty is one of the very best of the pseudo TLR 6×6 box cameras, and the best one I’ve used so far. This little gem is from 1950, and the model production years for the “Forty” ranged from 1950-1954. Oddly, Argus describes the camera in the owner’s manual as a ‘modified’ twin lens type, with a ‘built-in flash’—a big negatory on both claims.

The argoflex Forty has a lot of useful (and high-end) features such as; focusing lens, nine blade iris with six marked settings, four shutter speeds with bulb, tripod socket, and shutter cable release. And the best part; it will work just fine with 120 film as long as you use a 620 take-up spool.

This is a ‘fake’ twin lens reflex camera that’s made to look like a real one. The brilliant plano convex viewfinder is not connected to the taking lens, or viewing lens for that matter, so it’s only used for framing the image, and not determining correct focus as you would on a real TLR.

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