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dcampbell
05-07-2009, 10:11
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3497443143_489269ddb6_o.jpg

This is my first post in this section of the forum and I've only been a member for a short time. I've wanted to post a photo since I got the camera a few weeks ago but have had so little time lately.

I had my first roll of film developed and was surprised that everything was in focus and the colors so vivid. I wanted to start with B&W film but couldn't find it locally so had to order online.

When the camera arrived everything was in working order but somehow I managed to loosen the ASA / Light meter dial (which still works). Is this a major repair? If so, I may need to send it somewhere.

Now, with the second roll of 'practice' film loaded, I can't wait to get out and take photos again!

darlene

Starburst
05-08-2009, 12:12
Beautiful camera you got there, Darlene! I would love to see photos as soon as you have something you want to share.

rover
05-08-2009, 12:23
Yes, very nice indeed.

Welcome to RFF

dcampbell
05-09-2009, 14:30
Beautiful camera you got there, Darlene! I would love to see photos as soon as you have something you want to share.

Yes, very nice indeed.

Welcome to RFF

Thank you both so much for reading and commenting. :D I can't get the scans to look as good as the photos and I do know how to use a scanner. :rolleyes: I'll include one anyway. None of the photos are interesting. I was just taking the camera for a test drive. I was just thrilled that all were in focus.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3516444171_e12aa5e389_o.jpg

Starburst
05-12-2009, 08:57
The scan looks good to me. Nice shot and nice landscape.

dcampbell
05-22-2009, 02:39
The scan looks good to me. Nice shot and nice landscape.
Thanks! I really appreciate the feedback! :) I haven't had time to get out again. I've been taking the camera to work every day but haven't had time to use it there either.

ZeissFan
05-22-2009, 02:52
The Retina IIIc was the third classic camera that I bought when I got back into photography. It's a nice camera, very reliable and has a terrific lens.

Regarding that ASA dial, use the ends of a paperclip to tighten it.

Congratulations on your Retina. That's a very nice camera that you have.

Starburst
05-22-2009, 12:51
I haven't had time to get out again. I've been taking the camera to work every day but haven't had time to use it there either.

Thats the wonderful thing about the Retinas. They are small enough so that you can bring them wherever you are going. ;)

FPjohn
05-22-2009, 12:59
They are elegant.

yours
FPJ

dcampbell
05-24-2009, 08:11
The Retina IIIc was the third classic camera that I bought when I got back into photography. It's a nice camera, very reliable and has a terrific lens.

Regarding that ASA dial, use the ends of a paperclip to tighten it.

Congratulations on your Retina. That's a very nice camera that you have.
It sounds like you chose good cameras for your re-entry into photography. :) Thanks for the congrats for letting me know how to tighten the ASA dial!!! I will try that ASAP!!

Thats the wonderful thing about the Retinas. They are small enough so that you can bring them wherever you are going. ;)
Very true! It fits in my large camera bag perfectly but could easily fit in my backpack / handbag. :cool: ...and it looks so good!

They are elegant.
Yes! That's a very good way to describe the Retinas! My digital Rebels are beautiful and I enjoy looking at them :rolleyes: but they are not elegant.

Thank you all for the replies! I know that I am going to learn a lot from all of you. :D

yours
FPJ

ZeissFan
05-24-2009, 08:26
This might lead you down the slippery slope of classic cameras. Not a bad thing for your photography but possibly not good for your bank account.

You might eventually want to check out the Retina IIa. It has the same Xenon lens in a slightly smaller body. The wind lever is on the top.

The only downside is that most will need to be serviced. Always ask if the frame counter is working correctly when buying the Ia or IIa.

Here is my Retina IIa (I know that I've shown this before):

http://pages.prodigy.net/mm-elek/cameras/retinaIIa-34.jpg

Spider67
05-24-2009, 09:15
Nice to see a great camera giving you joy.
The IIc/IIIc are very handy cameras.
Just to share my experience: The additional lenses like the 35mm/f5.6, the 80mm/f4 are rather cumbersome to work with (also you need and additional VF). So you can save the expenses and buy a .....II/IIIC or a IIa. This wisdom comes from a guy who bought them all and has them sitting in a cupboard (taking them ot periodically in a fit of gear testing)
best regards from Vienna
Des

dcampbell
05-25-2009, 10:44
This might lead you down the slippery slope of classic cameras. Not a bad thing for your photography but possibly not good for your bank account.

You might eventually want to check out the Retina IIa. It has the same Xenon lens in a slightly smaller body. The wind lever is on the top.

The only downside is that most will need to be serviced. Always ask if the frame counter is working correctly when buying the Ia or IIa.

Here is my Retina IIa (I know that I've shown this before):


I feel myself slipping! ;) My husband keeps telling me that you can never have too many cameras, too! ...like I need more temptation and arm twists ;)

Your IIa is absolutely beautiful! <there's no emote for drooling on keyboard> I doubt that anyone here minds it you let us look at it again. :D

Thank you for the buying advice! I need all that I can get because this is a new area for me. When I started researching the Retinas, I gave myself system overload and had to take time to regroup. :o

Nice to see a great camera giving you joy.
The IIc/IIIc are very handy cameras.
Just to share my experience: The additional lenses like the 35mm/f5.6, the 80mm/f4 are rather cumbersome to work with (also you need and additional VF). So you can save the expenses and buy a .....II/IIIC or a IIa. This wisdom comes from a guy who bought them all and has them sitting in a cupboard (taking them ot periodically in a fit of gear testing)
best regards from Vienna
Des
Thanks Des! I just shot some B&W and am anxious to finish the roll. Thank you so much for the info on the lens. I haven't gotten that far in my obsession yet but it's probably inevitable. ;)

You must have some incredibly beautiful photo ops in Vienna!

Thanks again to both of you!
darlene

kitaanat
06-20-2009, 23:21
Congratulation, you've got a nice camera in very nice condition.