Wanted - For the Argus 4

Discussion of Argus4 cameras.

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Ron
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Wanted - For the Argus 4

Post by Ron » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:44 pm

Hi,

Im after 2 x used batteries and a charger for the Argus 4? any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: Wanted - For the Argus 4

Post by forum_admin » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:39 am

Hi Ron,

Welcome to the forums

Are you after a charger, or a charging shoe ? The charger is a standard NiMH charger so anything that is around 1A and can do 6 cells will suffice. The difficult part is making connection and that needs the shoe, which is otherwise dumb.

These are still in production, at a price of course but not as much as AllBatteries want...
http://www.allbatteries.co.uk/thermal-c ... h8814.html
Batteries turn up on eBay now and again although they can be pretty ropey rebuilds which have been known to then get sent back to Argus as warranty claims !

regards
Bill

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Re: Wanted - For the Argus 4

Post by Ron » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:22 am

Bill,

Thanks for that info. when it turns on i get a frozen screen. (see pic attached) any ideas if its a quick fix?

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Re: Wanted - For the Argus 4

Post by forum_admin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:11 am

Hi Ron,

I assume the time does count up and it is the thermal picture that is 'stuck'. Equally the 'about right' spot temperature is a good sign.

Does the camera making regular clicking noises from the shutter operation ? Should also get them at startup and turning off.
Can you see any hot objects moving about on the image ?

Answer those to eliminate a shutter problem. However a stuck-closed shutter would normally give a flat, grey, noisy image and a stuck-open gives a ghost image as the camera calibrates out the picture until it is moved.

Stuck shutter is a fairly easy fix depending on the exact model. It might just need a prod and then work for ages again.

regards
Bill

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