Friday, April 27, 2012
I think I have said before that I have a soft spot for cameras with the name of Argus. I also have a fondness for the classic mechanical slr. So it is only natural that I should have this camera. The Argus CR-1 was not effected by the tendency in the mid-seventies for an slr become smaller and lighter. It may be the heaviest slr that I have. The shutter goes from 1 to 1/1000 along with the B setting. The viewfinder is reasonably bright. The real surprise in this camera is in the standard Auto Cintar 1:2.0 lens. It is quite sharp and contrasty. Probably is was made by Chinon, however I have seen speculation that it was made by some other company like Tomioka. Whatever the source to me it is one of the better M42 lenses.
I am running short on time for blogging today so I'll leave with the Argus CR-1 Gallery.