Retina IIIs, some questions.
Hello, this is my first post in this forum.
I recieved a surprise yesterday when the in-laws were cleaning out their basement, knowing that I am a photography nut they came up with an old looking bag wondering if they shoud throw it out or if i wanted it. It turns out that this bag contained a Retina IIIs, a Retina Reflex III, two Retina-Ysarex 50/2,8 (one with feet and one with meters), a Curtagon 28/4 and a Tele-Xenar 135/4. Of course I didnt let them throw that out!
The cameras seem in very fine shape for probably beeing stored for several decades, the shutters even seem operable at everything but the slowest speeds. But im going to try to get a CLA done anyway, do you know of anyone in Sweden or the EU that would touch these?
Otherwise the meter of both still registers, no idea if they are anywhere near accurate, and all the string and pullys seem to work smoothly.
The IIIs is the one that im mostly interested in acually using, as I dont have a rangefinder 35mm system ( I have a Koni-Omega and a Minolta Hi-Matic)
The only problem (besides the shutter) that it seems to have is that the automatic framelines dont seem to work, it displays what I think is the 135mm frameline all the time. Since the 28 doesnt have a frameline and I can estimate a 50mm pretty good this wont stop me from using the camera, but I cant seem to find what it is on the lens that tells the camera what frameline to display, does it have to to with the focusing cam? All my lenses have those.
I found a manual for the Reflex online, but ive yet to come up with one for the IIIs, does anyone here have one?