View Full Version : "New" Retina I - help in determining year?

Luddite Frank
05-12-2008, 05:03
I was given a nice little Retina I for a birthday present.

The serial number inside the body is 59414.

Shutter is Compur-Rapid

Lens is Kodak Ektar Anastigmat f:3,5 F=5cm.

Can someone put an approximate date on this camera ?

Shutter works even down to 1 sec. Need to clean the glass and burn a test roll.


Luiddite Frank

Brian Sweeney
05-12-2008, 16:00
What is the serial number of the lens? Does it use the "CAMEROSITY" coding? The first two letters of the Serial number often give the year of manufacture. C=1, A= 2, ...T= 9, Y= 0.

05-12-2008, 16:03
These may help: http://www.wctatel.net/web/crye/retina.htm & http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/%7ESrawhiti/retinaserialnumbers.html

Luddite Frank
05-13-2008, 06:06

Lens serial is : 1562874 (uncoated).