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07-03-2011, 17:35
I found locally a very cheap Retina IIIS, which needs repair. I was thinking of using parts from a Retina Reflex, with collaboration from my friendly technician. Would this be too crazy?

If not, would the Retina Reflex S be the closest model in terms of mechanisms and parts?

Thanks for any comment!

Brian Sweeney
07-03-2011, 17:40
Many of the parts are the same. I repaired my IIIS using the latch from a Reflex-S, and replaced the meter of the IIIS with one from the Reflex-S. So- a Reflex-S is a good parts donor.

07-03-2011, 18:47
Thanks for the advice, Brian. Now, I need to look for a Reflex S parts body!

Funny to remember that I used briefly a Reflex S back in 1968. It was on loan, for a trip. Shot my first slide film in that camera!