View Full Version : Which wide angle to get for a Retina IIIS?

02-06-2015, 16:44
I like the IIIS a lot, and the Xenar is a great lens.

Thinking of a wide angle now, but I am a bit puzzled with the variety of lenses available for the IIIS. Those are the same as used for the Reflex S (and probably other Retina Reflex types as well). Some of the Reflex lenses seem not to have a RF cam, or whatever mechanical connection.

I understand that the 35mm lenses may be used without an auxiliary finder, while the 28mm will need external viewfinders (which I have).

Cost / results, what would you suggest?

About 45 years ago I used briefly a 28mm Curtagon with a Reflex S, it was quite decent. The kit did not have a 35, though.

Are adapters available for other mounts? i.e. IIIS body to other-mount-lens.

Thanks for any comment, suggestions or pointers.

02-06-2015, 17:00
I may have for the IIIS a 28 and a 35 lens somewhere.

02-07-2015, 04:25
the 35 is a killer lens, the 28 less so. imo the best lenses in this series are the S-K 35 and the 85.

02-08-2015, 07:33
Raid, I did not know you used a IIIS. If you want to get rid of those lenses please drop me a PM.