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captainslack
09-11-2010, 12:11
Picked up a Retina IIIs at the flea market a few weeks ago. It's in excellent condition & I really enjoy shooting with it.

The body only came with a neverready case. No lens cap or filter or anything else. I'd like to find something to protect the lens in case I drop the camera. Was thinking a lens hood would do the trick, but I'm not sure what to get. The lens is a Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon 50mm/2.8 & it seems to have a really weird bayonet filter mount. Any suggestions on what hood I should buy? I'm thinking a series hood of some sort, but I have no idea what to look for.

Thanks!

Gumby
09-11-2010, 12:35
I'd agree with the usefulness of a lens hood, but for flare prevention, not drop prevention. For drop prevention I'd recommend a decent strap.

captainslack
09-12-2010, 12:29
I'm thinking more of the hood protecting the lens while it's in my bag. What I really need to know is what size hood to buy.

Gumby
09-12-2010, 13:00
It depends upon which lens you are using. See the green table:

http://www.cameraquest.com/ret3s.htm

A32 sounds like some sort of a weird bayonet size ;)

Steve Bellayr
09-12-2010, 13:35
I have the Retina IIc with the same listed lens but I can not state that it is the same size lens. The hood that I have only reads "Kodak 50mm." I picked it up off the auction site with search for a lens hood for that camera. It has a "strange" mounting whereby you put it on crooked and turn it until it is straight. It is slightly rectangular.

Gumby
09-12-2010, 13:39
http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/Retina/Retina%20Accessories.htm


Scroll down, and down, and down.

captainslack
09-12-2010, 14:20
Yeah, I think A32 is the mount, which must be a weird one cause I'd never of it before.

Guess I ought to do a search on Retina lens hood at ePrey and see what comes up.

Gumby
09-12-2010, 18:15
I wouldn't swear to it, but after looking at the "CaptJack" site it looks like that "A32" is the same as for the Retina II/IIIc, as Steve Beyer said. If so, they are seen on ebay fairly frequently, although I looked just yesterday for one and only found a rather overpriced offering. I can't remember how much I last paid but around $20 comes to mind. Be patient and you'll find one.

Towermax
09-13-2010, 22:06
Here's the hood you want:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-Retina-Lens-Hood-and-Filters-Leather-Case-Mint-/170539993601?pt=Lens_Accessories&hash=item27b4f9ca01

I also have a IIIS and use the bayonet mount hood. They turn up regularly on eBay, don't usually cost too much, and fit both the 50/2.8 and the 35/2.8. And with a little (and hard-to-find) press-on extension, they also work for the 85/4.

One advantage of the IIIS bayonet mount hood is the speed with which it mounts and dismounts. You get into action faster and it also speeds up changing filters.

captainslack
09-14-2010, 10:43
Thanks! I'll add it to my watch list.