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Plungefrog
09-21-2013, 03:34
I couldn't find a 'show us' thread on this forum so I thought I'd start one. I'll start us off with my recently-acquired IIIS.

petronius
09-21-2013, 04:56
My Retina Ia:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7cGAS0AheX8/Tb7zX1f5mRI/AAAAAAAAMWI/wpURwNmhzUQ/s1600/P1020282.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uO4IPgSxxfo/Tb7zXUzjODI/AAAAAAAAMWA/R9zoiVVdAsY/s1600/P1020281.JPG

farlymac
09-21-2013, 14:02
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/9861880565_124ae5fd74_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9861880565/)
Kodak Retina Ia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9861880565/) by br1078phot (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Dressed to the nines



http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6076/6028121468_84661881b0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6028121468/)
Kodak Retina IIIC with Flash (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6028121468/) by br1078phot (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr



http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6045/6392391117_5d578c03d5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6392391117/)
Kodak Retinette 1A Type 044 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6392391117/) by br1078phot (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

PF

racoll
09-21-2013, 16:16
Here is my latest Retina, a Retina IIIS. It has wear on it which you don't usually don't see on a IIIS, but this one works perfectly and only cost me $39.00! I love the classic looks of this camera, and I love the way it handles.

Andy

colyn
09-26-2013, 17:25
Just came in today. This is one of the cleanest Retina IIIc's I've seen in years.. And working fine..


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/9959052356_93a065cd49_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/colyng/9959052356/)
retina IIIc (http://www.flickr.com/photos/colyng/9959052356/) by Colyn's fotografs (http://www.flickr.com/people/colyng/), on Flickr

KoNickon
09-27-2013, 13:20
Here is my latest Retina, a Retina IIIS. It has wear on it which you don't usually don't see on a IIIS, but this one works perfectly and only cost me $39.00! I love the classic looks of this camera, and I love the way it handles.

Andy

I got one of these years ago, mainly based on Mr. Gandy's very thorough and favorable writeup at his site. A most impressive camera -- and you got a tremendous deal! The IIIS is a very different animal from the folding Retinas, and certainly gains size and weight along the way. But the added benefits more than make up for that.

Plungefrog
09-28-2013, 09:36
Another one of my IIIS, this time with the 50mm f1.9 Xenon. It does make the camera bigger and heavier but I actually prefer the handling compared to the usual f2.8 Xenar with the focus tab, despite the intrusion in to the viewfinder. Perhaps it's just me...

grinny
09-30-2013, 21:27
Hi everyone!

Here's my grandfather's Retina IIIC.

Only problem with this jewel is, dusty VF and slower than normal on slow shutter speeds.

http://i.imgur.com/EYmgVcX.jpg

samuellord
10-04-2013, 12:42
I've been collecting and using Retinas for years, after finding my dad's old Retina II. It still had film in it and when I had it developed, I found out my dad had a passion for nude photography. I've been hooked ever since. I just purchased my last (?) Retina, a Reflex S for $38 on mybay.

MV72
10-04-2013, 12:46
Retina 1 mod 010
Fully working

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5KlnvYg7Raw/UKonoiwnQHI/AAAAAAAACIc/Zxus-KTXzYM/s720/Retina-1.jpg

MV72
10-04-2013, 12:48
Retina 1b

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7PS0EuUl6EE/UKonpZNdCtI/AAAAAAAACIg/zW0JZJNkBlw/s720/Retina-IB.jpg

AlwaysOnAuto
10-08-2013, 08:55
Not sure what the model number is, but I always considered this my first 'real' camera. My sister has it down in Perth now.

Swift1
10-08-2013, 18:00
Hey y'all, I've been a member here for sometime. I rarely post as I haven't had a rangefinder in sometime, but I've now acquired 4 rangefinders this year :)

I picked this beauty up last month. Fully functional (including meter), and it has somewhat rare and #s matching Rodenstock Retina-Heligon.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o1kJ__FHFvQ/UiaVl1JQUAI/AAAAAAAAeBE/VkUlEjsQMFk/w1066-h800-no/_IGP3701web.jpg

puderse
11-19-2013, 06:12
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/8740/med_U8740I1384873564.SEQ.0.jpg When I got this back from New Zealand it was a different camera!WOW!

FrankS
11-19-2013, 06:26
I've been collecting and using Retinas for years, after finding my dad's old Retina II. It still had film in it and when I had it developed, I found out my dad had a passion for nude photography. I've been hooked ever since. I just purchased my last (?) Retina, a Reflex S for $38 on mybay.

Your mother, or not your mother, still awkward.:eek:

spatek
12-30-2013, 18:58
Our IIa

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/59671/med_U59671I1388461969.SEQ.0.jpg

farlymac
12-30-2013, 19:07
Sweet! Does the meter work?

PF

spatek
12-31-2013, 05:18
Sweet! Does the meter work?

PF

It does indeed. There is a slider cover on the side you cant see that covers the sensor. I've been told that this meter is pretty rare; however, I cant really confirm this.

farlymac
12-31-2013, 05:33
I don't see them for sale very often, but when I do, they fetch a good price.

PF

Monz
12-31-2013, 06:25
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5162/5306975378_e55470f87d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/monz/5306975378/)
Kodachrome 1935 - 2010: The End (http://www.flickr.com/photos/monz/5306975378/) by *monz* (http://www.flickr.com/people/monz/), on Flickr

Muggins
12-31-2013, 07:24
It does indeed. There is a slider cover on the side you cant see that covers the sensor. I've been told that this meter is pretty rare; however, I cant really confirm this.

Ooh, I have one of these - certainly it's the only one I've ever seen, and is still accurate enough for most purposes, though a bit on the fiddly side because of its small size. Like my Retina, I guess - if I can find the thing I will pair them up!

Adrian

spatek
12-31-2013, 09:15
Ooh, I have one of these - certainly it's the only one I've ever seen, and is still accurate enough for most purposes, though a bit on the fiddly side because of its small size. Like my Retina, I guess - if I can find the thing I will pair them up!

Adrian

You should find and pair it with the Retina definitely! IMO, it completes it - kinda like louvers on a fastback mustang! :D

colyn
01-01-2014, 14:27
Kodak Retina IIIc Type 021 Ausf. II

Arrived on Monday. Shutter stripped down and parts soaked overnight in my ultrasonic cleaner. Reassembled lubed and adjusted Tuesday. Today I shot 2 rolls of Double XX. Both rolls hanging to dry in my darkroom and look good with excellent sharpness and contrast.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/11696304993_e25e86ee9c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/colyng/11696304993/)
kodak_retina_edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/colyng/11696304993/) by Colyn's fotografs (http://www.flickr.com/people/colyng/), on Flickr

OlliL
01-29-2014, 23:38
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/9106767519_04361240ca_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9106767519/)
Kodak Retina I Typ 013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9106767519/) von oliverleschke (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/) auf Flickr

Greyscale
01-30-2014, 12:22
My first Retina

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/12226336383_7e04979e05_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/12226336383/)
Kodak Retina 1a (http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/12226336383/) by Greyscale3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/greyscale3/), on Flickr

farlymac
01-31-2014, 08:19
Nothing like starting with an early one, Mike, and working your way up.

PF

Greyscale
01-31-2014, 08:34
Nothing like starting with an early one, Mike, and working your way up.

PF

I am waiting for delivery of a Watameter rangefinder, as I have purchased a plethora of guess-focus cameras recently.

Swift1
03-07-2014, 09:17
My Retina II just got back from it's trip to New Zealand where it was restored by Retina expert Chris Sherlock.
I'm very impressed with Chris, he's very communicative and informative, and he's quick, considering that he's halfway around the world.

turbine930
03-13-2014, 02:39
Found them on in the internet...

RayK
05-21-2014, 17:19
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14202117746_03787260d9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nCZyP5)

Retina IIa (https://flic.kr/p/nCZyP5) by nikons4me (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

colyn
05-31-2014, 16:31
Another one of these varmints followed me home..

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14129562908_6ae198ecce_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nwzGMA)retina ii a (https://flic.kr/p/nwzGMA) by Colyn's fotografs (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

jbielikowski
05-31-2014, 17:16
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2920/14173681946_6d21263e54_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nAtPQE)

cameras come and go, but not this Retina, such a pure photography expierience.

Dcanalogue
07-30-2014, 23:35
This was my Father's one (late 50'/early '60)... I started shooting with this camera in early '70...
Unfortunately, shutter doesn't work anymore.... :bang:

JPD
08-03-2014, 04:02
Two Retina IIa. The one with the f:2 Xenon arrived this week from Chris Sherlock after a overhaul.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14630419528_313d059f3c_o.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14630419528_313d059f3c_o.jpg

Requin
09-24-2014, 09:23
Has anybody disassembled a Kodak Retina 117 or 118 shutter for CL and eventually A? And if, how?

Thanks in advance

Chris Sherlock
11-11-2014, 10:38
http://retinarescue.com/images/3s_brown_leatherette.jpg

The original leatherettes were very bad, so I recovered this one in some brown leatherette material instead.

Of course, once it is in the leather case , the leatherette can hardly be seen.

Regards, Chris

farlymac
11-14-2014, 17:24
The original leatherettes were very bad, so I recovered this one in some brown leatherette material instead.

Of course, once it is in the leather case , the leatherette can hardly be seen.

Regards, Chris

Looks good, Chris.

farlymac
11-14-2014, 17:27
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15170360313_59525f3a10_z.jpg
Kodak Retina IIF Flash by br1078phot (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I need to adjust the meter, as it's a couple of stops off. Or tweek my Sunny-16 meter.

PF

csdunek
02-02-2015, 10:51
I inherited this IIIC from my grandfather. This was one of several Retina cameras in his collection.

http://i.imgur.com/iGNRgLt.jpg (http://imgur.com/iGNRgLt)

Jack Conrad
02-02-2015, 12:09
By the way, it's not too difficult to pop the top on the IIIC to clean the viewfinder.
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/_DSC3875_zpsnrmu5jti.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/_DSC3875_zpsnrmu5jti.jpg.html)

csdunek
02-03-2015, 06:20
By the way, it's not too difficult to pop the top on the IIIC to clean the viewfinder.

Jack, I never realized how dirty it was until I looked at the photo! I'll look up instructions to take the top off and clean it out when I get a chance!.

farlymac
03-01-2015, 19:51
Parts body IIIS

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8628/16041638464_1058ac7029_t.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qrxAew)Kodak Retina IIIS Parts Body (https://flic.kr/p/qrxAew) by br1078phot (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8634/16663952995_176d1ce88f_t.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rox7Ep)Kodak Retina IIIS Parts Body (https://flic.kr/p/rox7Ep) by br1078phot (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8606/16044020593_1af5620264_t.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qrKNmH)Kodak Retina IIIS Parts Body (https://flic.kr/p/qrKNmH) by br1078phot (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
PF

colyn
03-02-2015, 03:28
My fully overhauled Retina Reflex S. Re-stringing the meter was an interesting project...


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8678/16491212739_5cbb829a61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r8gM18)Retina_Reflex_S_brown (https://flic.kr/p/r8gM18) by Colyns Fotografs (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Solinar
03-02-2015, 04:23
Congratulations Colin: There's a Reitina 1a in a display at a nearby camera shop. It's so tiny and the Schneider 50/2.8 Xenar, set in a Compur shutter temp me whenever I walk by.

Best Regards,

colyn
03-02-2015, 15:09
Congratulations Colin: There's a Reitina 1a in a display at a nearby camera shop. It's so tiny and the Schneider 50/2.8 Xenar, set in a Compur shutter temp me whenever I walk by.

Best Regards,

Thanks

You should grab it. Even though it doesn't have a rangefinder it is still a fine picture taker.. The Xenar's are far better than expected..

Greyscale
05-22-2015, 15:30
Retina IIIc

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8890/17957034356_9572861ba8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmNuGC)
Good mail day. (https://flic.kr/p/tmNuGC) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Sid836
07-03-2015, 06:44
Although I have never been keen on Kodak cameras this one really got me. Loaded with a Plus-X of 1975 to test it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/561/19381261805_172939c571_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vwE2Ui)

Next now, looking for a IIIc with many lenses to play with.

JPD
07-04-2015, 19:53
Although I have never been keen on Kodak cameras this one really got me. Loaded with a Plus-X of 1975 to test it.

The coated Xenar on the Retina I is a fine lens. Very nice for both B/W and colour.

David Hughes
07-04-2015, 23:49
Hi,

Seeing the IIa's back and the Reflex reminds me that I've no idea if my Reflex S is made in Germany or anywhere else for that matter. Can any one tell me?

Regards, David

Buzzbomb48
07-07-2015, 11:01
Guys - I got real lucky recently and picked this up on an online auction site. Sent off to Chris Sherlock (thanks Chris) and it is the gem of my collection. Recently ran some Gold 100 through and will post results when they arrive.

Greyscale
07-17-2015, 18:02
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/289/19787515555_b6582e6708_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/w9ybZi)
Kodak Retina IIa (https://flic.kr/p/w9ybZi) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

MIkhail
07-17-2015, 18:21
Here you are
http://www.drgrantmdretinalspecialist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/retina1.jpg

hidejoshi
08-06-2015, 08:37
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/39536/med_U39536I1438878075.SEQ.1.jpg
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/39536/med_U39536I1438878074.SEQ.0.jpg
Lovely machine this camera.

Greyscale
08-15-2015, 11:30
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/667/20602216115_3f0d07f8a2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xoxK5F)
Kodak Retina IIIC (https://flic.kr/p/xoxK5F) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Greyscale
08-19-2015, 06:48
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5804/20707208355_739406dc2a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xxPRBH)
They breed like rabbits (https://flic.kr/p/xxPRBH) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Greyscale
08-22-2015, 19:21
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5645/20604851450_d3c431772f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xoMftu)
Kodak Retina type 126 (https://flic.kr/p/xoMftu) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Greyscale
08-31-2015, 15:05
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5703/20858305969_73743057d5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xMbgEZ)
Kodak Retina type 117 (https://flic.kr/p/xMbgEZ) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5750/21035132422_65270e4ffc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y3Ny1W)
Kodak Retina type 117 (https://flic.kr/p/y3Ny1W) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/647/21018900466_1c862d1dc0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y2nmPC)
Kodak Retina type 117 (https://flic.kr/p/y2nmPC) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/599/21052686191_dc233ed8fe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y5mw98)
Kodak Retina type 117 (https://flic.kr/p/y5mw98) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

RichL
08-31-2015, 21:16
Very nice. The first of the wonderful Retina series and the camera that introduced 135 to the world. As a side note, if I'm not sadly mistaken it is the only Retina without the 'Retina' stamped into the back being angled.

Greyscale
09-02-2015, 11:31
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/722/21101033931_a52615c677_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y9CjeR)
Doppelganger (https://flic.kr/p/y9CjeR) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Greyscale
09-12-2015, 08:59
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/616/21147499218_cbd17beb5a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydJsKu)
Kodak Retinette type 017 with f/4.5 Angenieux lens in a Kodak shutter. (https://flic.kr/p/ydJsKu) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

aicardi
01-19-2016, 07:03
My IIIC.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1595/24187350080_d8c8dcf4b0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CRmuvf)

Kodak Retina IIIC (https://flic.kr/p/CRmuvf) by Anthony Aicardi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

madNbad
02-22-2016, 13:38
111c, the meter is accurate enough I don't need the Sekonic


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1536/24574631343_a626491474_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DrzpJp)Kodak Retina 111c (https://flic.kr/p/DrzpJp) by Michael DeLuca (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

hidejoshi
02-29-2016, 04:26
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/39536/med_U39536I1456752271.SEQ.0.jpg

madNbad
03-19-2016, 18:21
If one is good, two must be better! IIc & IIIc


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1623/25287772514_9507f6fd1f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EwArKQ)L1030867 (https://flic.kr/p/EwArKQ) by Michael DeLuca (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

AZPhotog
05-12-2016, 10:00
My dad's 1957 Retina IIIc, just renovated within the past two weeks by Chris Sherlock. Have the flash, most filters, number 5 metal shutter cable, 'B' case. Plus the original boxes except for camera and case.

nparsons13
05-27-2016, 14:06
My Retina IIIS, found at a swap meet last February. The leatherette was cracking and chipping off, with wide strip scraped off the middle of the back. So I found some thin bookbinding leatherette and re-covered it--my first attempt at that. Otherwise, the camera was and is in very good condition. The only problem I can find with it is that the yellow pointer of the light meter lightly touches the meter needle when they are lined up, so the meter has to be used carefully.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7675/26546560144_02b8ab192b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GrQ4sQ)Kodak Retina IIIS (https://flic.kr/p/GrQ4sQ) by Noel Parsons (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nparsons13/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7750/26546554694_dd6ab9e76a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GrQ2QS)Kodak Retina IIIS (https://flic.kr/p/GrQ2QS) by Noel Parsons (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nparsons13/), on Flickr

shawn
08-24-2016, 04:57
https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7558/29104252271_2e47095827_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LkQUdX)

I took the IIa out shooting yesterday. About halfway through the rangefinder was slow to return and wouldn't go all the way back to infinity. Thanks to Chris Sherlock's pages I CLA'ed the rangefinder.

Shawn

vemodalen
12-29-2016, 07:53
Hi everyone, my first post. You seem like a friendly knowledgeable group. I Just picked this up from Charity shop in UK. Seems to be mint but I guess I need to run a film through it first. I don't know much about Retina's. Looking forward to researching them and using this rangefinder.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161229/780f8f447daa2e60556918b0501ac8dc.jpg

Paul


Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk

underlord
12-30-2016, 08:30
https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/567/31836481412_071960b32c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QvhhKW)Kodak Retina IIa (https://flic.kr/p/QvhhKW) by Philip McAllister (https://www.flickr.com/photos/underlord/), on Flickr

Capt. Apparatus
02-28-2017, 18:37
Another one of my IIIS, this time with the 50mm f1.9 Xenon. It does make the camera bigger and heavier but I actually prefer the handling compared to the usual f2.8 Xenar with the focus tab, despite the intrusion in to the viewfinder. Perhaps it's just me...

I completely agree on the little focusing tab, it's even more difficult with the lens hood attached to the camera. I understand some of the later Xenar lenses have a knurled ring in addition to the little tab so I'm sure Kodak came to the same conclusion as well.

My IIIS fitted with the Xenar lens, I've also got a 50mm Xenon and recently picked up a Tele-Arton (it's so tiny!) and a Tele-Xenar. I'd love to find a 35 someday too.

nikon_sam
10-02-2017, 14:10
This is my new to me Kodak Retina IIa thanks to a member of this community...
I have loaded it with APX100, enjoying the slower life of shooting with a rangefinder and love that it's such a beautiful and well made piece of machinery...


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4451/37430191962_46736c6d42_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4468/36751931874_9171834256_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4463/36791305523_842e2de930_c.jpg

Malcolm M
10-03-2017, 06:36
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=270392
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=270391

special.foto
12-17-2017, 12:17
Got a very good suprise from someone who picked this beauty in a German flea market for next to nothing. It's a beautiful camera, in perfect condition and seems to be working just fine, it has a beautiful brown leather case. Put a test roll in it, we'll see the results. Time to put the ol' Weimar to work! :) . Also, found an old Agfa film in it, must have been there for at least 25 years, had to wind it before i opened the back. Could someone tell me if it's supposed to be developed manually? Thank you.

106817

106818

106820

julio1fer
12-23-2017, 17:40
Agfa CN-17 was a negative color film with its own process, different from C-41. You would have to find a specialty processor which will probably be expensive. On the other hand, color negative images might well be gone 25 years after exposure.

I would recommend discarding the film. The Ib looks wonderful!

petronius
12-23-2017, 22:25
special.foto, some years ago I developed an old CNS (120) (http://classicameras.blogspot.de/2010/08/agfacolor-cns.html) in C41 chemicals and got "useable" negatives.
A similar try with a roll in format 127 failed!

special.foto
01-02-2018, 08:39
Thank you for the info, might as well try to develop it this way. So far so good, i have 3 exposures on my test roll in the Ib, i will develop them at the same time.

Offtopic question ... how do you guys feel about bulk film? Is it worth it?

Oh ... Happy New Year ! :)

Jeff Grant
01-22-2018, 09:40
New member here. Hope this works. Here are my Retina's. Including my pride and joy, my Retina IIC Rodenstock lens edition. Mostly proud because it only cost me 60 bucks and recently saw one sell on eBay for almost $400.

Greyscale
01-22-2018, 13:58
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/25971632768_d906ce3986_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Fz2pzS)

Kodak Retina IIa with Retina close-focus rangefinder and filter set (https://flic.kr/p/Fz2pzS) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

mdarnton
01-25-2018, 15:28
Me, Retina, 1962:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7345/11183778614_5cb98e3004_c.jpg

mich rassena
01-26-2018, 07:39
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/722/21101033931_a52615c677_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y9CjeR)
Doppelganger (https://flic.kr/p/y9CjeR) by Mike Novak (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Lovely set of Retinas.

Is there any source for those short shutter release plungers. I have one, which I find incredibly useful, but I'd love a few more.

retinax
01-26-2018, 08:21
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/66531/U66531I1516986642.SEQ.4.jpg

The IIa is completely jammed but not going anywhere, I was my grandmother's. I'm fairly certain that all the family album pictures that are of good quality are taken by her, with this camera. Eventually Ill try to fix it, but I'm not in a hurry because the finder is no joy to use, very differently form the secon one:
The IIIC works fine except the meter, just needs a little adjustment, the focus scale doesn't line up but the RF seems to be spot on.

p.giannakis
01-26-2018, 09:01
Me, Retina, 1962:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7345/11183778614_5cb98e3004_c.jpg

Fantastic portrait.

jchfriis
02-05-2018, 00:33
A friend of mine inherited his mother's old camera. He let me have a look and it is this beauty. Not a rangefinder, but a scale focus. Great little camera, and it works. Shutter seems ok except the very long speeds. not bad for an almost 80 year old camera.

The lens had some serious cleaning marks, so I polished the front element with toothpaste!

Sorry about the bad scan.

Arbitrarium
02-05-2018, 00:39
Here's my II Type 014. Currently sat on a bookcase until it learns to stop opening the shutter when I cock it...

https://arbitrarium.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/retina2.jpg?w=680

shawn
02-11-2018, 13:27
Just put this together today.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4769/25340338167_a29241dbd8_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/26339017848_91ef644ebd_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4723/28432115659_499caaf592_c.jpg

The Vitessa had too many issues for me so it became a donor for this Retina IIa. The Vitessa also came with a bunch of accessories (filters, hood, Kontur 1:1 viewfinder) which will work on the Retina.

I do not know how it will be with film yet. With scotch tape on the film rails the focus does look good. The Retina will fold up with the Ultron on it but not with a filter on the lens.

Shawn

rodt16s
02-14-2018, 00:14
Looking forward to seeing some results with the Ultron

johannielscom
02-14-2018, 00:24
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4730/25627903358_75ae4e58bc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F3DGNJ)
Kodak Retina type 117 (https://flic.kr/p/F3DGNJ) by Johan Niels Kuiper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johannielscom/), on Flickr


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4594/25627903098_df383d8d14_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F3DGJf)
Kodak Retina Type 117 (https://flic.kr/p/F3DGJf) by Johan Niels Kuiper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johannielscom/), on Flickr


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4686/25627902938_a827371152_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F3DGFu)
Kodak Retina 117 (https://flic.kr/p/F3DGFu) by Johan Niels Kuiper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johannielscom/), on Flickr

shawn
02-18-2018, 14:50
Looking forward to seeing some results with the Ultron

It turns out the Ultron works fine on the IIa. The IIa, however, decided to act up. I didn't realize the film wasn't feeding properly (tore the film sprockets) so most of the shots I took actually didn't get taken. Then the shutter started acting up too. Only ended up with a couple of completely boring shots around my yard. But focus is good from minimum up to infinity.

Tried moving the Ultron to a pre-war IIa (type 150) as I prefer the simpler mechanics of it but the larger front element wouldn't allow the cover to close.

Shawn

Swift1
05-14-2018, 14:09
An acquaintance gave me a gorgeous "Big C" Retina the other day, so of course I needed a photo of it next to the "small c" that I've had for a few years.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/enWnvlL-gpePdBqo56nlgrciopn_iSes2PSksxE9apPzc1DfCvi0_NdO3n XoYe_aUN9tZzh6DxOeu3ivP-arTGeXYynwyscVdixoIuw_Azo3bYPSf60excGRj0SRgDqbU7fW gBn-Cko=w1024-h729-no

rpjasin
06-22-2018, 20:23
That's a rare Retina you have there. Only 18,700 made. Not offered for sale in the US only Europe. Rodenstock lens makes it even more rare. I have one too, that's how I know. Bob J Danville CA

Alowisney
07-09-2018, 12:46
My "new" Retina IIc. It was repaired by George Mrus in 1997. I hadn't known that name until I searched here and found out about him. I wish he was still around so I could tell him that a repair or CLA that he did in 1997 is still going strong.



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/43257046782_0d0e9f9b05_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28UtEXq)Kodak Retina IIc (https://flic.kr/p/28UtEXq) by Brian Godfrey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/43257045132_01e214c756_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28UtEsY)Kodak Retina IIc (https://flic.kr/p/28UtEsY) by Brian Godfrey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

petronius
07-13-2018, 10:18
Retina I (013)
https://78.media.tumblr.com/85dbffb325f911ab3135fde7e598cafb/tumblr_p92o35j03G1tum3hno1_500.jpg

davidnewtonguitars
07-13-2018, 11:11
I gave this camera to a friend who said he wanted to try film again. He hasn't touched it since. This is the one I could kick myself for getting rid of, it was the best "riding bicycle with camera in the pocket" camera.



http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/camera/retina-iia/retina%20iia%20small%20crop.jpg


http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/camera/graves%20w%20tree.jpg

Solinar
10-30-2018, 07:31
It just occurred to me this morning that my Retina II is nearly 70 years old.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1886/29701885807_ede2071009_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MfDVRr)Retina2 (https://flic.kr/p/MfDVRr)

lxmike
11-13-2018, 14:31
Here you are
http://www.drgrantmdretinalspecialist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/retina1.jpg


very clever:D

lxmike
11-13-2018, 14:32
great thread by the way:)

mconnealy
11-13-2018, 18:45
I recently replaced the desilvered prism in my Retina Reflex with one from a Minolta XG-1. It was not a very difficult process, but I was glad to have the help of Chris Sherlock's web site and videos.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1916/44857803752_cd973eae5e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bkVYew)
Kodak Retina Reflex (https://flic.kr/p/2bkVYew) by Mike Connealy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Solinar
11-13-2018, 18:51
Sweet camera, Mike - with more than a few nice images made with it on flickr, too.

lxmike
11-13-2018, 23:11
I recently replaced the desilvered prism in my Retina Reflex with one from a Minolta XG-1. It was not a very difficult process, but I was glad to have the help of Chris Sherlock's web site and videos.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1916/44857803752_cd973eae5e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bkVYew)
Kodak Retina Reflex (https://flic.kr/p/2bkVYew) by Mike Connealy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

nice to hear ofanother camera brought back to life

mconnealy
11-14-2018, 04:53
I exposed a few rolls of film in my Retina Reflex with the cloudy prism, which involved a lot of guess work. What kept me interested in the camera was the fact that the Xenon is a great lens, the camera's light meter was accurate, and the shutter was not only accurate, but as quiet as my rangefinder Retinas. What held me back was a bit of vagueness in regard to which specific prisms would fit the Retinas. Here is an example shot post-prism replacement:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1955/31663625428_3d408afdb6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Qf1mGm)
forest path (https://flic.kr/p/Qf1mGm) by Mike Connealy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Having a mirror that does not instantly return in a leaf shutter slr takes a little getting used to, but I think it probably contributes to the extraordinary quietness of operation. There are some add-on accessory lenses, but I doubt I will bother with them as their use complicates the use of the camera. I do have a little screw-in accessory lens which facilitates close-up work, and I'm looking forward to using the camera often.

goamules
11-21-2018, 05:38
Here is my I, with an American Ektar on it. Very nice photos from it too. What do you do with a small finder, get a bigger finder!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4913/45261748534_695a203bb0_c.jpg

goamules
11-21-2018, 05:46
And an early Retina I I got at a yard sale, with the box and manual.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4850/32115076898_634f2a0e9f_c.jpg

shawn
11-21-2018, 06:10
Here is my IIa, with an American Ektar on it. Very nice photos from it too. What do you do with a small finder, get a bigger finder!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4913/45261748534_695a203bb0_c.jpg

Nice camera, that is actually a Ia not a IIa. Those Ektar lenses are great. I have a slightly earlier version type I (knob wind not lever and the shutter has to be cocked manually) with the Ektar and it is one of my favorite Retinas.

Shawn

goamules
11-27-2018, 08:02
My mistake, I have a IIa also, and a IIc. Kinda hard keeping all the numbers straight.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4858/45985935041_591e4b0c6f_b.jpg

goamules
11-27-2018, 08:04
Here is a IIc I got the other day. Shot a roll I'm waiting on results for.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4830/46076298991_5e03f2cd27_c.jpg

carbo73
12-27-2018, 13:21
Here's my first Retina, a II type 142, with Xenon f2.8 50mm. Sadly, rangefinder is misaligned and the double image is so faint you can't see it properly:


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4865/46088957131_c56806fb9a_c.jpg



https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4832/46038893942_f8c45a15b5_c.jpg

peterm1
12-27-2018, 13:38
I recently bought one of these - the Tele Xenar 135mm f4 for Retina Reflex. Though it looks very plain and uninspiring in real life it is a very handsome lens which is quite compact and heavy....

Best of all being a DKL mount it can be used with adapters on a Nikon F mount camera - one of the very few lenses that does have sufficient register depth to allow this. I used to have a Retina Reflex but no longer do.

(Stock image)

http://allphotolenses.com/public/files/img/3c97ef4a2913a89a9e0ad02defcc6abd.jpg

petronius
03-20-2019, 10:13
Im doomed. This is my sixth Retina, a very nice IIS. I find the rigid body much easier to handle than the collapsible ones.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/f6bf8168a82cd7107105299e12a93a4d/tumblr_poodi9s0kz1tum3hno2_1280.jpg

markjwyatt
03-20-2019, 11:03
I exposed a few rolls of film in my Retina Reflex with the cloudy prism, which involved a lot of guess work. What kept me interested in the camera was the fact that the Xenon is a great lens, the camera's light meter was accurate, and the shutter was not only accurate, but as quiet as my rangefinder Retinas. What held me back was a bit of vagueness in regard to which specific prisms would fit the Retinas. Here is an example shot post-prism replacement:

...

Having a mirror that does not instantly return in a leaf shutter slr takes a little getting used to, but I think it probably contributes to the extraordinary quietness of operation. There are some add-on accessory lenses, but I doubt I will bother with them as their use complicates the use of the camera. I do have a little screw-in accessory lens which facilitates close-up work, and I'm looking forward to using the camera often.

I have a Retina Reflex 4, and after a simple repair everything works (the little window to see f-stop and shutter is a little hard to view). It is taking nice pictures also. I have a 50mm f1.9 Xenon and a 35mm f2.8 Curtagon.

Xenon
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1944/44935911054_15acedfb58_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bsQhP9)
bougainvillea (https://flic.kr/p/2bsQhP9) by Mark Wyatt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/markjwyatt/), on Flickr

Curtagon
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/46695663172_cc07ab9cfa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e9ktNU)
Pepper Corns (https://flic.kr/p/2e9ktNU) by Mark Wyatt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/markjwyatt/), on Flickr

Solinar
04-04-2019, 16:28
I now have a new to me Retina IIa. - An early production camera from 1951. (Note the Compur Rapid shutter.)

https://live.staticflickr.com/7916/46815008754_8dbb720b03_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ejTa6m)Retina 2a (https://flic.kr/p/2ejTa6m)

I think it works.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7894/40572569153_19900129e1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24Pg2hn)StPatsFeetOnly (https://flic.kr/p/24Pg2hn)

Peace.

kymar
04-09-2019, 01:52
https://live.staticflickr.com/7914/33628017868_fbb981d259_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TeAo8w)20181230_123941a (https://flic.kr/p/TeAo8w) by Markus Hainz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Solinar
04-25-2019, 08:11
The same Retina IIa as shown above - but kitted out with some accoutrements.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7847/32609535017_b1a9e1fe91_b.jpg

Cheers,

mpaniagua
04-25-2019, 09:20
Here is my I, with an American Ektar on it. Very nice photos from it too. What do you do with a small finder, get a bigger finder!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4913/45261748534_695a203bb0_c.jpg

Turnit finder looks awesome!

Marcelo