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colyn
05-14-2009, 11:44
I won a Retina IIa 016 on eBay last week but the seller relisted it after I paid. Still has my money. :mad: :mad: He then sold it BIN to another buyer. Since he won't respond even after eBay contacted him I filed a paypal complaint.

I was really looking forward to having a Retina as a small carry around camera..

Oh well............back to watching the auctions.........

elshaneo
05-15-2009, 12:46
Don't forget to leave a negative feedback also ;-)

ZeissFan
05-15-2009, 12:59
Yes, the Retina IIa is a might fine little camera.

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

colyn
05-15-2009, 13:01
had that happen to me once or twice, sucks! did you win it for a cheaper price than he sold it BIN?

hope you dont have to wait to long for your money and you get the postage back as well

Actually he relisted it and got what I paid for it. I filed a paypal complaint and am eligible to get back all I paid including postage.

colyn
05-15-2009, 13:02
Don't forget to leave a negative feedback also ;-)

He will be getting negative once it is resolved..

colyn
05-15-2009, 13:03
Yes, the Retina IIa is a might fine little camera.

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

That's pretty!!

I'm watching a couple on eBay and hope to have one soon..

wlewisiii
05-15-2009, 13:40
Too bad about that mess.

OTOH, I think I busted the cocking rack on mine last night. I was advancing and it jammed up in a wierd way and it took awhile before the button behind the shutter release worked. Now it won't cock... :( I really can't afford to get the rack & the frame counter spring fixed either. If you want one that you can get repaired, PM me.

William

colyn
05-16-2009, 06:59
I just won another one on eBay. :) :) Hopefully this deal will work out. Camera looks good based on the photos but will most likely service it once I have it in hand.

FallisPhoto
06-01-2009, 12:16
I won a IIb that came in the mail today. It was my second attempt at a IIb. The first one had so much mold on it that it pretty much HAD to be flood damaged. I was getting sick working on it. The seller lied about the condition. Only thing holding on what little leatherette was still sticking to it when it got here was mold. Anyway, after scraping mold off of it and being sick for the next three days, I scrapped that one and bid on the IIb that came in the mail today. Other than the usual crud in the viewfinder, it is nearly perfect.

wlewisiii
06-01-2009, 12:20
Do you still have the moldy one? I need parts...

William

FallisPhoto
06-01-2009, 12:21
had that happen to me once or twice, sucks!

I've had one guy just flat out refuse to sell me a $300 camera that I won for $4 once. That was years ago though.

mh2000
09-12-2009, 10:35
The IIa is the pinacle of Retina cameras IMO... you will love the camera I am sure! :)

raid
09-12-2009, 10:45
Isn't there a pre-war and a post-war IIa?

mich8261
09-12-2009, 11:16
if anyone needs parts for a IIa, let me know. I accidentally bought a beat up one on ebay.

ZeissFan
09-12-2009, 11:33
Isn't there a pre-war and a post-war IIa?

That's right. Kodak had the annoying habit of reusing model numbers. I think that I've been able to figure out that there are at least four distinct models called the Retina II. And I think there are two different models for the Retina IIa -- one is prewar, and the other is postwar.

raid
09-12-2009, 11:47
The pre-war model is quite "rare" based on the low production numbers.

raid
09-12-2009, 11:48
if anyone needs parts for a IIa, let me know. I accidentally bought a beat up one on ebay.

Michael,
I may need some parts as my IIa seems to be slightly misalligned when opening up the camera to take photos. The plane of the lens holding bellow and material seems to be slightly off the film plane.

Roger Hicks
09-12-2009, 12:12
if anyone needs parts for a IIa, let me know. I accidentally bought a beat up one on ebay.

My IIa's frame counter is bust. Are you breaking or selling the whole thing?

Either way I could be interested.

Cheers,

R.

wlewisiii
09-12-2009, 12:54
I have a nice IIa with the upper lever & 50/2 lens but a) the counter's busted & b) the film advance is busted. I don't have the parts, skill or money to fix it.

If anyone wants it, to repair or strip, let me know.

William

kitaanat
09-12-2009, 19:19
colyn, hope you got your money back soon.

ZeissFan, your camera is very nice and in a very good condition.

nzeeman
09-24-2009, 12:15
The pre-war model is quite "rare" based on the low production numbers.

yes i saw that production number few months ago - i cant find it now but i remember it was around 5000 pieces. and it is very strange - they dont get high prices even with that low production number. it seems that there are not so many collectors of retina cameras...

Brian Sweeney
09-24-2009, 12:21
My IIa's frame counter is bust. Are you breaking or selling the whole thing?

Either way I could be interested.

Cheers,

R.

I did not see this last week: what is wrong with the frame counter? Getting the mechanism back on is a trick. I use dental floss to hold back the clutch while putting the film advance/counter mechanism back in place.