A close-up of the lens of an old (circa 1950/60) Argus range finder camera borrowed from a friend.
Oh how I wish this were mine!

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 85mm micro
ISO 100
2.5 sec. @ f20
Manuel, RAW


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Oh, how I wish I had more time for this obsession! After working all day at a desk, photography provides an anchor in this crazy life, keeps me sane, and keeps me happy. Everyone should look through a viewfinder to really see their world; to capture the moments, the feelings, and the memories.

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  • JLBphoto
    JLBphotoover 2 years ago

    Wow what a classic! great closeup!

  • Thanks so much! I must have taken 50+ photos of this camera and I had a ball!

    – PhotoKismet

  • reindeer
    reindeerover 2 years ago

    Very cool Helene! Showing my ignorance here, but i know nothing about argus. ;) I like your focus and how this looks framed….especially like the made in USA part!! =)

  • I confess, I never heard of this camera until a friend in the office brought it in. AND, you got it!…‘made in the USA’ was exactly what I was trying to highlight!!! Thanks!

    – PhotoKismet

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    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

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  • Cee, many many thanks for this feature! I had a wonderful time handling this camera, especially knowing it had traveled many places. Thanks so much!

    – PhotoKismet

  • besoterio
    besoterioover 2 years ago

    I love it — there is a harlequin like reflection in the lens!

  • Clive
    Cliveover 2 years ago

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