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sk8consultant
12-25-2008, 18:17
The serial number = 160786K; Compur-Rapid Shutter; Lens =s Kodak Ektar Anastigmat f:3,5 F=5cm No 10009704.

Appears to have been made in late 1930's No?

Any suggestions on getting copy/pdf of instructions/user manual?

Specific Questions:

I think I can figure out Range and f-stop and shuuter speed. but need a guide as to what combos to use.


What is Dial on bottom left with words:

Blende,
tiefe
nach hinten nach vorn


Thanx in advance





l

oftheherd
12-25-2008, 19:49
I'll give you a bump on this. There are several people at RFF that use the Retina. Hopefully someone will jump in with answers. You might also try Butkus.org.

sk8consultant
12-26-2008, 10:15
Than k you---all info received

sk8consultant
12-26-2008, 15:14
Oooops :)

What type of film, color and B/W is best to use to see if camera works. No flash so will be used outdoors.

VictorM.
12-26-2008, 15:29
Butkus for Manuals: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/kodak/kodak_retina_i/kodak_retina_i-splash.htm

Mischa Koring for general info: http://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=216

VictorM.
12-26-2008, 15:32
Just about any film works. Colour is fastest and easiest for testing. Just follow the instructions for exposure.

sk8consultant
12-26-2008, 16:08
Thank you,VictorM.

murpograph
12-30-2008, 05:44
the answer is very simple. Blende means "aperture" and this scale ("Tiefe" is indicating the depth of field (zone of sharpness) according to the chosen aperture. "Nach hinten" means the depth of field from the chosen distance in direction camera and "nach vorn" means depth of field from the chosen distance away from the camera. Furthermore you will find probably 2 marks on the distance-scale of the lens marking so called "snapshot-marks" allowing to pre-choose a distance that will lead to a sharp image of the object without any further manipulation. The depth of field with an Ektar or similar lens with a maximum f-stop of 3,5 is very "forgiving" in a distance-range bigger than 1,5 m (5 ft I guess).

Udo

FallisPhoto
02-04-2009, 12:41
The serial number = 160786K; Compur-Rapid Shutter; Lens =s Kodak Ektar Anastigmat f:3,5 F=5cm No 10009704.

Appears to have been made in late 1930's No?

Any suggestions on getting copy/pdf of instructions/user manual?

Specific Questions:

I think I can figure out Range and f-stop and shuuter speed. but need a guide as to what combos to use.


What is Dial on bottom left with words:

Blende,
tiefe
nach hinten nach vorn


Thanx in advance





l


http://www.butkus.org/chinon/kodak/kodak_retina_i/kodak_retina_i-splash.htm

chippy
02-04-2009, 14:33
The serial number = 160786K; Compur-Rapid Shutter; Lens =s Kodak Ektar Anastigmat f:3,5 F=5cm No 10009704.

Appears to have been made in late 1930's No?


Retina I (type 141) produced 1937-1939, yours is one of the later ones

Any suggestions on getting copy/pdf of instructions/user manual?

as mentioned in earlier posts

Specific Questions:

I think I can figure out Range and f-stop and shuuter speed. but need a guide as to what combos to use.

google sunny 16 rule or use a light meter

What is Dial on bottom left with words:

Blende,
tiefe
nach hinten nach vorn

as mentioned in earlier post--it is the DoF scale

Thanx in advance





l





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