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|1 Neck Strap Lug
3 Shutter Release
4 Cable Release
5 Taking Lens
6 Viewing Lens
8 Flash Contact
9 Film Window
10 Tripod Bushing
11 Film Window Cover
( you can try using 120 film by cutting the 120 roll edge to fit,
need a 620 take up or make a second 120 fit - check Internet)
|Open the back of the camera by pressing down on the locking catch. The back is hinged for convenience. Hold camera so back does not drop or hinge may be sprung.|
|The empty film spool must be in the upper film compartment. Pull out the winding knob, giving it a quarter turn to secure it in the out position. Swing out film spool cradle and insert the empty spool.|
|Drop cradle with empty film spool back into compartment and turn winding knob to engage it with the slot in the end of the empty film spool.|
|Be sure to loan the camera in subdued light; not in bright sunlight. Swing out lower film spool cradle and insert new roll of film. Then drop cradle back in compartment. Be sure film is placed as shown with end of protective paper in position indicated.|
|Holding cradle in with the left hand, pull off about 8 inches of paper leader for threading.|
|Fold end of paper (about one inch) and insert into long slot
of the empty film spool.
|Close camera back, making sure it is securely closed and locked.|
|Hold lever on back of camera, using left thumb, and wind until Figure 1 appears in the center of the red window. Do not wind beyond this point.|
|To adjust the shutter, turn the milled ring until index line is opposite speed desired. (See guide on opposite page.)|
Shutter adjustment. according to the type of subject.
Aperture, or lens adjustment, according to the light condition.
Exposure, or taking the picture.
Think of the word SAFE and you will get into the habit of making each step in the correct over. APERTURE ...
Outdoor Exposure Guide
|To adjust the aperture (lens opening) move pointer until it is opposite correct f number. (See guide above.)|
|To focus the Argoflex, open the focusing hood, using the right thumb, as shown.|
Depth of Field Table Batteries are inserted as shown above. Moulded arrows show the proper
placement of battery cells.
Hold the camera in the manner illustrated, and
focus by turning the knurled lens mount until the ground glass image is sharp.
For critically sharp focusing, use the magnifier. Using the thumb,
flip it into position as indicated by the illustration.
This illustration shows how the subject appears on the
ground glass with the magnifier in use.
Depth of Field
An important feature of your Argoflex is the depth indicator
which is a part of the lens mount and shows automatically the range of sharp focus. For example: if your camera is focused
at 20 feet (the figure 20 opposite the center index line) the range of sharpness is indicated by the
lines marked with lens markings. Using the example above,
To take the picture, hold the camera as shown, and compose the subject on the ground glass as you want it to appear in
the finished picture. A lower or higher position may be desirable to get just the
effect you want. Then, hold your breath for an instant and press the shutter release SMOOTHLY with the right
thumb. Take care not to jar the camera or the picture may be blurred due to
For use at eye-level, a frame finder is provided. To use,
press the front of the focusing hood back until it catches. (To restore use of
ground glass, press back slightly on rear hood panel.)
Hold the camera as indicated in the illustration, using
the right middle or fore-finger to press the shutter release. This eye-level finder is useful in taking sport
or action pictures where the subject is moving.
After each picture is taken, hold lever on back
of camera and wind until next figure appears in the center of the red window.
After all 12 pictures have been taken, wind about 6 turns to
take up film and protective paper, but do not use force.
Open the back of the camera by pressing down on the locking catch.
(THERE ARE WAYS TO MAKE 120 ROLLS WORK IN 620 CAMERAS)
The front part of the battery case is removable. Hold the unit
in the left hand and pull off cover with right hand.
Replace battery case cover as indicated.
When using midget flash bulbs, use the adapter. It is a permanent part of the
unit when attached.
The Flash Unit Reflector is readily removable ... should be adjusted so center of bulb is 1" from back of curved section. Lacquer coated. Clean only with a damp cloth.
In use, the Flash Unit mounts in the clip on the camera. Bulb must
not be in Unit when attaching to camera.
Hold the camera with flash as indicated. Push midget bulb in as
far as it will go and give 1/4 turn.
When using standard base bulbs, remove adapter. Push bulb in as far as it will go.
Be sure flash gun is attached to camera when inserting bulb.
To take the picture, follow the instructions on page 14. The carrying case is designed to permit using the Flash Unit without removing
After the picture is taken, the bulb may be ejected automatically.
Depth of Field Table
Batteries are inserted as shown above. Moulded arrows show the proper placement of battery cells.
|The Argus Flash Unit Extension (available as an accessory) permits using the Unit at one side
of the camera for better modeling. It also permits the use of two Argus Flash Units for balanced
|Use of the Argoflex Carrying Case is recommended
at all times. It protects your camera from hard knocks, from the weather, and provides a convenient means of
carrying. The camera may be used without removing it from the case.
Argus Filters, Portrait Lenses, Copy Lenses and Lens Shade
improve the quality of your pictures and increase your camera's versatility. Argoflex
accommodates the 31 mm size Adapter Ring and 30 mm size Filters, etc.