The thread with the C-4 in the range finder forum was not my first C-4. I got this poor thing at a yard sale a while back, and it needed TLC, and still needs some. However, I did repair the faulty shutter and oiled/adjusted the innards. Shutter repair is a pain in the
Post by Just Plain Curt on Apr 30, 2008 6:43:42 GMT -5
Nicely done Alex. I had one that wasn't working and I disassembled the shutter and aperture. To try and see how it was supposed to look, I disassembled one of my good C4's. Yep, you guessed it, I dropped the aperture assembly before I could compare them so now I have two non-functional C4's. Luckily I bought a few others so I have 3 that work fine and two that ....don't. You must have a knack for repair.
I have a mintish C-4(pictured in the rangefinder forum), but I might use this one as a user, run some film through it..hehe
I do have a C3 and a C3 matchmatic. I also have a 100mm lens for the C3 as well. I am a little skittish about running film trough them as I am not trained in photography. I guess I could get some junky film to see what happens.
Post by Just Plain Curt on May 1, 2008 5:55:35 GMT -5
Hi Alex, You're right, very mint looking C4. I have both versions myself, the different knobs on the top being a dead give away. I collect Argus also and have various C3 bricks, Matchmatics, C44's w/lenses etc. Heavy functional cameras, a tribute to when the US made decent affordable cameras that just refuse to quit.
Post by Michael Fraley on May 4, 2008 0:35:28 GMT -5
Great work, Alex. And great pictures! I really enjoyed this. My C4 was like new when I bought it but had been sitting for a long time. I found someone who did a very thorough CLA. Like Renaldo, I could have taken it apart but putting it back together again would be another story. It's one of my favorites now. Judging from the wind knobs it's also a newer version. By the way, do you know what filter size it takes? I use an opaque film canister lid when not in use -- it slips exactly over the lens.