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09-09-2010, 05:13
After a distressed life in a French photo-storehouse my recently bought Retina IIIc (with one-range exposure meter) came alive again with a Kodakcolor 200 film, and it didn't disappoint me at all!
Exposure, focussing, sharpness and color all seems to be OK. Look for yourself!

Regards, Brichma

"Time flies, and I? ...I fly along..."

Kodak Retina IIIc - Voigtlaender Vitomatic IIIB - Olympus-35 ECR - Canonet QL17 GIII - Minolta Hi-Matic9 - Yashica Electro 35 GSN - Petri 7 S

09-09-2010, 05:24
Very nice. Kodak Gold 200 is my go-to film for testing cameras and lenses. It appears it very much likes your IIIc.

09-09-2010, 05:32
Yes, it looks like it works well. Enjoy, Retina is a good camera for serious photography.

09-09-2010, 05:32
They are some beautiful results.

Tom Harrell
09-09-2010, 05:33
Very nice indeed! The colors are good! What kind of lens is on the Retina?

09-09-2010, 05:46
What kind of lens is on the Retina?


Read section 3. The Retina IIc is the same camera (including lens/shutter) as the IIIc except the IIIc has a meter.

09-09-2010, 05:58

My Retina IIIc has the Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon C 1:2,0/50 mm lens, nr. 5249782. I think it's a real beauty!

Regards, Brichma

09-09-2010, 06:01
I think it's a real beauty!

It really is. If you want it to perform even better (ever so slightly, but in some situations you'll really notice the difference), consistently use a lens hood. Maybe you already do... I don't know.

09-09-2010, 06:12
I think you're right. I'm looking for one right now... Which means the square one with the bajonet -Brichma

09-09-2010, 18:11
They come up on ebay fairly frequently and tend to be rather affordable. I have one that is mounts loose on the camera, and a better one (Old Stock NIB) that I bought on ebay. The better one got lost in a drawer somehow. I keep searching but haven't been able to find it for quite a while. Boo hoo.

09-09-2010, 18:25
My Retina Ib has the same lens. It is very sharp, and the camera can take a beating. Mine was soaked three times in a river.

Tom Harrell
09-11-2010, 01:37
I have a IIa that uses that lens! I last used the camera around the year 2000 when I took it to the U.K. on a trip! I sure like the camera despite some of the quirks that are built into it!