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My understanding from having taken the front off of a few of them is that it's a sandwich of very dense and rather thick metal making up the front and back covers and a bakelite chassis with some metal for the shutter mechanism to ride on.

Okay. I've only had a couple parts off one, back in the 1970s. OTOH, Bakelite is/was often filled/reinforced with fumed silica or glass fibers, making it nearly as dense as solid aluminum.
 

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The C3 prompted me to learn about Bakelite - one of the many times a photo-related purchase led to discovery of obscure subjects. It was the multi-purpose material for a while.
 

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I recently held a C3 for the first time and it didn't strike me as overly heavy. About the same weight as a FED 5 or a Canon P with the lens on.

I liked the carrying case on account of it having nicely rounded corners that mitigate the camera's brick-shape.
 

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Lately I seem to have an addiction to Minoltas so I added one more. An 8700i aka 8000i.

The grip was not cracked and falling apart but had significant scratches and scuffs. Since I had some carbon fiber adhesive wrap laying around...

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Argus C3 Colormatic, circa 1955.
Just got in, looks very good, focus wheel a little sluggish, in need of lubrication, perhaps.

Well, well, I liked the C3 and what it represents in U.S. camera history, I got a low big going on an early Argus A... to arrive in a few days! Crazy.
Ilex shutter - there seem to be many repair guides on these.
 

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A Voigtlander Perkeo ll, CLA'd & film tested. It hasn't arrived yet, but i was looking for a small 120 camera.....& i have a soft spot for Tessar-design lenses. Color Skopar on this one
 

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A Voigtlander Perkeo ll, CLA'd & film tested. It hasn't arrived yet, but i was looking for a small 120 camera.....& i have a soft spot for Tessar-design lenses. Color Skopar on this one

It is a great camera. I have Perkeo I.
 

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A Voigtlander Perkeo ll, CLA'd & film tested. It hasn't arrived yet, but i was looking for a small 120 camera.....& i have a soft spot for Tessar-design lenses. Color Skopar on this one

When I start developing film I always see more than half says PERKEO II PerkeoE. I shoot it more than another MF camera. It is a lot of fun.
 

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When I start developing film I always see more than half says PERKEO II PerkeoE. I shoot it more than another MF camera. It is a lot of fun.

Love the Color Skopar !!
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The only gear I have bought this year was my Polaroid SX-70. Aside from that, all I have bought is film! You can see what I've done with the Polaroid here:

 

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Latest is a excellent late model Pentax LX from KEH. Came with the FA-1Pentaprism; I've since added the FB-1/FC-1, the B grip and strap swivels. Remarkable camera, I"ve already put 5 rolls through it.
 

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Latest is a excellent late model Pentax LX from KEH. Came with the FA-1Pentaprism; I've since added the FB-1/FC-1, the B grip and strap swivels. Remarkable camera, I"ve already put 5 rolls through it.

I just bought the Tamron SP 150mm to 600mm AF zoom lens, it 2X extender and the Nikon f/2.8 16mm AF Fisheye lens.
 

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Instamatic X-90. Seems to working, got an unused roll of film with it. Unsure if the camera is of any use after that roll is done. I've reloaded 126 in the past but I'm not sure it would work with this camera.
 

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Not my latest, but just back from the repair shop is my Fuji GW680III rangefinder camera. The winder was jammed and I had a full CLA done one the camera so it’s almost like getting a new camera. Was out today with it, very nice to have it working again, great way to start the new year. Got to give a shout out to United Camera Repair, especially since they had the replacement gear that had a broken tooth.

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I've reloaded 126 in the past but I'm not sure it would work with this camera.

It should work about the same as in others. FWIW, I've seen a number of posts various places regarding building a setup to apply the one-per-frame perfs for 828, 126, or 110 film. It's apparently not rocket science, and getting unperfed 35 mm at worst involves slitting from 120 (should get a 24 exposure roll from a 120).
 

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It should work about the same as in others. FWIW, I've seen a number of posts various places regarding building a setup to apply the one-per-frame perfs for 828, 126, or 110 film. It's apparently not rocket science, and getting unperfed 35 mm at worst involves slitting from 120 (should get a 24 exposure roll from a 120).

This camera needs perfs it seems. Going unperfed would just have the camera advance the roll to the end. It's a weird semi-automatic camera. You pull this tab on a line to wind up the mech and when you load the film it automatically advances to frame 1. After each shot it'll advance a frame automatically until the wind runs out.
 

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This camera needs perfs it seems. Going unperfed would just have the camera advance the roll to the end. It's a weird semi-automatic camera. You pull this tab on a line to wind up the mech and when you load the film it automatically advances to frame 1. After each shot it'll advance a frame automatically until the wind runs out.

Yep, sounds like you need a perfing device, then. Fortunately, you at least don't need to worry about the pre-exposed frame lines Kodak used to put on 126.
 
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