The Argus Cosina Model 704 is a high quality Japanese-made super 8 camera with a very sturdy metal body. In use, it feels somewhat reminiscent its better-known contemporary rival, the Canon AutoZoom 814.
The camera's Cosinon 9-36mm f1.8 lens is very sharp and easy to focus.
This camera's meter supports a wide range of Super 8 film speeds. It will accurately meter the following current Kodak Super 8 film types:
Vision 3 50D
Vision 3 200T
Condition notes The camera was tested with a film cartridge (though the film was not developed), the film transport is working smoothly at all three speeds and the light meter is functioning correctly. The camera is in good aesthetic condition except for some minor discoloration where the original owner put dymo labels (see photos). Requires 4xAA batteries (not included) to power the camera and a 675 zinc air cell to power the light meter (included).
Options If you choose '+ batteries' an extra set of two 675 zinc air light meter batteries will be included.
marketed in 1970-72
silent super 8 cartridge
lens: Cosinon f: 1.8 \ F: 9-36 mm
zooming ratio: 4x
focusing: manual, aerial
zooming: auto and manual
viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece
viewfinder information: aperture scale, over and under-exposure warning
signal exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS photocell
film speed: auto for 25, 40 and 100 ASA only
filter: built-in 85A filter, automatically moved by movie light
filming speed: 12, 18, 24 fps, single frame
shutter opening angle: <180 degrees
remote control socket: yes
2 cable release sockets: single frame and continuous running
movie light socket: kodak type, filter retracting key
film counter: yes
handle: retractable pistol grip, chamber for penlight batteries
battery check button: yes
film drive motor: DC micromotor
power source: 4 x AA batteries / 1 x PX13, 1.3 V button cell for light meter