Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Photos from Argus Day 2016!

We hope all our fellow Argus lovers managed to get out and enjoy Argus Day! This year it fell on Argust 16th, 2016 and both Nicole & I managed to take our little Argus' out for a stroll. We were excited that so many of our film friends over here at Beau have Argus cameras as well and also got out there to shoot a couple of rolls! Check out a selection of our photos and those submitted by fellow Argus shooters below and feel free to still submit your Argus Day photos if you haven't already! You can email them to film@beauphoto.com.

For more info about this yearly event, check out our previous post too:


As well as the Argus Collectors Group page:


Check out their submissions for this year here:


Nicole - Argus A - Kodak Commercial 200 135-8

Meghan - Argoflex 75 - Cut down roll of Fuji NHG 400 120 - (Bit of a light leak because it rolled onto the 620 spool very loosely!)

Bruce McLellan - Argoflex TLR & Argus A4

Argoflex TLR - Fuji Acros 100 120

Argus A4 - Kodak Pro Image

Troch - Argus 75 - Arista Edu Ultra 400 - Processed in XTOL stock for 8.25 minutes

Christopher Evans - Argus C3 Matchmatic, M450 & Super Seventy-Five

Argus C3 Matchmatic - Ilford Pan F film (expired 1990) - Developed in Diafine.

Argus M450 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Developed in Ilfotec DD-X

Argus Super Seventy-Five - Ilford Pan F Plus - Developed in Rodinal

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Used EOS-1D Mark IV

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Get ready for Argus Day 2016!

Argus lovers around the world have come together to celebrate their fondness for this great old camera brand by dubbing August, “Argust” and vowing to go out on a specific day each Argust with their Argus camera. The first Argus Day was on Argust 1, 2001 and every year after that the day falls to the next consecutive calendar day, making this year’s Argus Day Argust 16th, 2016! So grab your Argus and get ready to shoot! You can share your Argus Day photos on social media, as we’d love to see them all! Use the hashtag #ArgusDay2016 or on Twitter mentions us @beauphotostore or Instagram @beau_photo_supplies. You can also email any of your photos to film@beauphoto.com and we will include them in our next post with all our photos from Argus Day! Be sure to include what camera you used.

There is even a special Argus Collectors page, dedicated to all things Argus with many great reference guides and info. You can also submit your Argus Day photos to them each year, which they then post to their yearly archive.

Since I am now a proud Argus owner, I have a sweet little Argus Seventy-Five, I plan to shoot my Argus on Argus Day and will post the photos shortly after. The Argus Seventy-Five is not a true Twin Lens Reflex camera, but more of a box camera with a TLR view finder. It takes 620 film but I like it’s small, light-weight body that often comes with the 620 cameras. If you have a 620 camera you can often trim a 120 roll to fit it, or if you have a couple 620 spools you can also re-roll 120 onto them in a dark bag to shoot. They sometimes take a tiny bit more effort to get loaded with film but I love their portability and that they are easy to use! Almost a “point & shoot” type TLR/box camera.

Here are a couple of photos I took with my Argus my first time taking it out.

Nicole also owns a great Argus camera, the C3 35mm rangefinder. Otherwise known as “The Brick.” It is a quirky “little” camera that was very popular in its heyday and there were many, many of them made in the late 1930s to 1950s.

It takes great photos and here are a couple Nicole has taken with it…

I also tried out a friend's Argoflex TLR 620 with a trimmed down roll of 120 Kodak Portra 400 film and I totally fell in love with it! It is a very sharp little TLR and I loved the results I got with it.

Here are a few of those shots…

We have a few Argus cameras for sale in our used section, including an Argus Seventy-Five in great condition. Still in the box even! You still have lots of time to come buy one to take out for Argus Day!

Stay tuned for the photos we take on Argus Day!