Nelson Charette  


 My Old Argus Camera by Nelson Charette

May 2020 - My Old Argus Camera

About the Image(s)


I just got a new Godox V1 Speedlight, and wireless XPro flash trigger and was wanting to test it. I got out a bunch of my old cameras. set the camera up on a box, in from of my TV. Used the TV as a background. I bounced the Light off the white walls, and ceiling, for the lighting. Used my Olympus E-M1x, with the 12-40 2.8 lens. Shot at 2.8 for low depth of field, focused on the lens of the camera. Thought this one came out pretty good, for just playing around. Processed with Lightroom.


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6 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I understand you shot "for low depth of field," but I think it might have been nice to have the word, "argus," also in sharp focus.
On another note, I really liked those old lenses marked with depth of field indicators.   Posted: 05/09/2020 20:36:41

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I like this very much and the shallow depth of field is very effective. Good choice of background; the small pops of color work so well and I like the close crop. Well done!   Posted: 05/10/2020 14:10:11

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I see Stephen's point, and if this were a straight up product photo shot I would agree, but for me it works just fine. I think the slight angle of the camera makes an interesting composition. I'm not sure why, but I feel like you should crop it in little more from the right. Maybe it is because of the darker blurred corner going into a dark vastness.   Posted: 05/19/2020 09:51:52

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
Old cameras are fantastic subject. Argus was an American made camera in the mid 1950's. State of the art for it's time. I'm trying to learn focus stacking in PSE 2020 with the Elements+ add-on. I believe you can stack in Lightroom. Just have to take more pictures at different focal lengths. Do you have a macro focus rail?   Posted: 05/21/2020 00:36:07
Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Thanks, I don't have a focus rail, but I would like to get one. I've done a good bit of focus stacking. My Olympus E-M1X has built-in focus stacking, was just playing around with it today with some flowers.   Posted: 05/27/2020 15:11:39

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
The shallow depth of field works well considering this is not a product photo. Your title says it all -- this was your Old Argus camera. There is emotion in the title. Using the TV as the background was smart as it makes it more 3 dimensional. I like the angle and crop as it is.   Posted: 05/21/2020 15:30:15