with your new
VIEWFINDER u(\tm ____ ,,"
Congratulations! In your Argus 75 you have II really excellent camera with features that virtually
guarantee high¥quality pictures.
Your Argus 75 is a reflex-type camera. ThE' upper lens combined with the big, brilliant viewfinder
lets you see the whole picture before you snap the shutter_ When you release the shutter your
picture is captured on film through the lower lens. This is the Argus Taking Lens, precision ground
and polished and always in focus for crisp black-and-white or brilliant color, indoors and out.
The flash attachment piugs right into the side of y our camera. A double exposw'e , preventer makes
certain you don't ruin a good shot by taking another one on top.
Because Argus products are constantly being improved, minor ch,anges in appear¥ance of the product
may not be included in this instruction book_
1 To open the back of your camera, lift locking catch off pin with thumb or forefinger. The back
is hinged for con¥venient opening. Remove
Use only size 620 film
the empty film s~ool packed in the lower com¥
Any popular 620-size roll film may
partment by spreading
be used in your Argus 75_ Perutz
the spring clips.
620 Kodak Verichrome, and similar
bla~k-and-white films will give you
excellent black -and -white snap¥
shots_ Beautiful natural color
pictures can be made with Kodak
Ektachrome or Anscochrome, 32 TO AVOID " FOGGING " YOUR FILM ,
ASA film. Any color film which
lias a similar speed ratiug will give
a good result.
Better results with any film are
While holding the
obtained ou bri~ht sunny days, but
leader against the
your Argus 75 will take very good
spool as shown, give the
black -and -white snapshots even
winding knob two or three
when the sky is somewhat overcast.
turns to tighten the leader
With color film, however, sunlight
on the shaft of the spool.
Close the back of the
If you're planning a trip or shots
camera and be sure the
of a special event, expose a
locking catch is securely
practice roll first and see the
engaged Oil. the pin.
I') Place the emptyP spool in the upper compartment by engaging the end slot of the spool witlr the
key on the film winding device;then drop the other end into place. Without breaking the seal on your
new roll of film, pl&ce it in the lower com¥partment, engaging the pins in both ends.
"8 Turn the film wind¥ing knob until the figure (1) appears in the red window on the back. Winding
the film for each picture also cocks the shutter automatically and shows the Redi-dot in the taking
lens on the front. Your Argus 75 is now ready for your first picture.
8 Be sure the film is inserted to unroll
as shown in the illustra¥tion. Now break the paper seal and pull out about six Inches of the paper
leader over the small roller at the bottom of the frame. Insert end of leader through the slots in
the empty spool, slip¥ping it through the longest slot first.
When you have taken 12 exposures, give the wind¥ing knob ilbout six more complete turns to wind up
remaining protective " paper. Open the camera and remove the roll of film carefully, keeping It
tightly rolled. Seal it with the gummed sticker pro¥vided, and have it devel¥oped as soon as
Now you're ready to
To take the picture, hold the camera
as the girl does in the photo to the
right. What you see in the brilliantá
viewfinder will be exactly what you'll
get in áyour finished picture-so give
some thought to everything you se~ in
the picture you're composing. The
picture-taking lens on your Argus 75
is focused sharpli for any subject
between 7% feet and infinity.
Hold the camera steadily against your body with both thumbs pressing against the back of the camera.
When you see just the picture you want in the viewfinder, hold your breath for an instant to prevent
camera movement, and cartlfully squeeze the shutter re¥lease with your forefinger, smoothly and
steadily until you hear the "click" -another gem for your album I
With your new Argus 75 you won't ever have to miss a chance for good snapshots because of poor
light. Keep your camera handy and loaded with film. With your plugáin Argus flash unit you're ready
for every pictureátaking opportunity.
Important Do NOT have a bulb in the flash unit when you attach it to the .camera, and always wind
the film for your next flash picture before you insert a bulb. Push the bulb into the reflector
socket as far á as it will go. Do NOT turn the bulb after insert¥ing it. After taking a picture,
press down on the red button on top of the flash unit to eject the hot bulb without touching it.
On the opposite page you will find a chart indicating the proper distance between your camera and
picture subject for each combi¥nation of film and flashbulb you may be using.
Set shutter at "INST" for flash pictures.
A little girl's short journey to
You won't have to look far for pass you by-keep your flash
Don't let opportunities like this
some fancied land-remember
charmers like these. They'll hzndy whenever there's aparty.
make your collection really entertaining.
the trip with a flash shot.
FLASH EXPOSURE GUIDE
FILM (size 620) ..... BULB ~ Wotan XMl Wota.. XM5
Kodak VERICHROME PAN
10 to 15 ft.
PERUTZ 620 and similar blad-and-white films 7! to 9 ft.
Kodak EKTACHROME E-2
not recommended 7! to 9 ft.
ANSCOCHROME, 32 ASA
To use other films with Wotan flashbulbs, check the flashbulb carton or film
manufacturer's recommendations. Never use flash in an explosive atmosphere. ,
Now that you Icnow how your camera operates, here are some
Simplicity is most important-a single element of
interest in a-setting that does not distract the eye from
that main point.
Tell an appealing story with your shots of children or friends. Have your subjects engaged in some
activity. Snapshot albums are generally full of people who apparently had no other interest at the
time, than to wait for the shutter to snapl
You can't always be dramatic, of course, but try for a camera angle or lighting effect that's
different from the ordinary.
You'll get the best results on bright, sunny days in mid¥morning or mid-afternoon with both
black-and-white and color film. Scenic color shots can be time~xposed when the sun is low, and are
often more beautiful be¥cause of striking dawn or sunset colors. Try them when you can count on
everything to stand still-including your camera. Use a steady support.
Notice the unusual lighting that makes this one different.
Scenic shots Hke this are favorites among camera fans.
, Use your flash to fill in the shadows in a choice back-lighted shot.
A light colored subject against a dark 'background is always good.
The low camera angle makes this one a beauty.
Use a blue flash bulb to fill in a back-Hghted color close-up.
Don't be so fasci nated with the interesting angle that you pour the lake out of the side of your
When you get a chance to really She makes a pretty picture any WaY move in, don't forget to use a
por¥you look at her, but don't lose your trait lens. head while concentrating on the
center of interest.
You may get reflections like this If you don't keep the sun from shining directly on the lens.
FILM SIZE: Standard 620-size roll; 12 pictures
per roll; color or black-and-white.
PRINT SIZE: 2t" x 2;\-".
LENS: Optically ground and polished Argus f: 1l.
FOCUS:. Fixed, H feet to infinity.
SHUTTER: Behind-the-Iens with snapshot and
SHUTTER RELEASE: Body-type.
VIEWFINDER: Waist level, reflex type with folding metal protective hood. flASH: Plug-in type;
cap or capless bulbs; built-in synchronisation. OTHER FEATURES: Double exposure prevention; tripod
socket; neck strap; genuine leather carrying case.
Fo.r yo.urS!lJf 0.1' fo.r so.meo.ne o.n yo.ur gift list there is "a fine-quality Argus pro.duct to.
suit yo.ur needs, and to. inake the mo.st
o.f any Budget-large 0.1' smalL The Argus "300" 35mm_ Slide Pro.jecto.r¥either Standard 0.1'
Auto.matic Han-O-Matic mo.del-makes a superb co.mplement to. any treasured -Slide co.llectio.n. Ask
yo.ur dealer to. sho.w yo.u these truly excellent e.xamples o.f top-quality Pho.to.
equipment-designed in America and manufactured under licence in Australia at the super mo.dern
Hanimex, N.S.W., Facto.ry.
Insert the slide and screen lights up auto¥matically. Powerful optical glass double-lens system
magnifies the picture many times. Provides 3-D effect with eye catching, wide screen ilIum ination.
Several people can view at same time. Operates on 2 standard Eveready "9351' batteries.
The finest optical system for slide projection, com¥bined with a complete system for viewing,
indexing and storing color slides-automatic¥ally. Wide angle f::l.iI lens; silent. powerful blower,
handsome, lug¥gage-style carrying case. It's the perfect comple¥ment to any 35 mm.
ARGUS COLOR VIEWER
If you' want a big, inspired picture, buy this excellent 2i" x 2t" color viewer. Optically corrected
glass lensC'S. Attractive plastic hous¥ing. Positive slide holder registers slides per¥fectly;
protects card¥board slides even after hundreds of viewings. Operates on two big Eveready 950
Your Argus 75 Camera was manufactured, inspected and tested by skilled camera craftsmen. It is
automatically guaranteed when purchased to be free of defects in workmanship or material during its
lifetime. If any servicing is
. necessary because of imperfections in materials or workmanship, your camera will be
factory¥serviced without charge .
Argus equipment which has been damaged, mishandled or worn from extended use will be
factory-serviced at established rates. Used or rebuilt equipment is not covered by this
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