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Old 09-24-2014   #41
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Even the lightmeter is working.
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Old 09-24-2014   #42
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Has anybody disassembled a Kodak Retina 117 or 118 shutter for CL and eventually A? And if, how?

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The original leatherettes were very bad, so I recovered this one in some brown leatherette material instead.

Of course, once it is in the leather case , the leatherette can hardly be seen.

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The original leatherettes were very bad, so I recovered this one in some brown leatherette material instead.

Of course, once it is in the leather case , the leatherette can hardly be seen.

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Old 11-14-2014   #45
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I need to adjust the meter, as it's a couple of stops off. Or tweek my Sunny-16 meter.

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I inherited this IIIC from my grandfather. This was one of several Retina cameras in his collection.

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Old 02-02-2015   #47
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By the way, it's not too difficult to pop the top on the IIIC to clean the viewfinder.
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Old 02-03-2015   #48
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By the way, it's not too difficult to pop the top on the IIIC to clean the viewfinder.
Jack, I never realized how dirty it was until I looked at the photo! I'll look up instructions to take the top off and clean it out when I get a chance!.
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Old 02-28-2015   #49
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My Retina system including a RF and a SLR body ......................

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Kodak Retina IIIS Parts Body by br1078phot, on Flickr
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My fully overhauled Retina Reflex S. Re-stringing the meter was an interesting project...


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Old 03-02-2015   #52
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Congratulations Colin: There's a Reitina 1a in a display at a nearby camera shop. It's so tiny and the Schneider 50/2.8 Xenar, set in a Compur shutter temp me whenever I walk by.

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Congratulations Colin: There's a Reitina 1a in a display at a nearby camera shop. It's so tiny and the Schneider 50/2.8 Xenar, set in a Compur shutter temp me whenever I walk by.

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You should grab it. Even though it doesn't have a rangefinder it is still a fine picture taker.. The Xenar's are far better than expected..
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Old 04-15-2015   #54
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My freshly CLA'd Retina IIa:

Kodak Retina IIa front by jeffglaspie, on Flickr

Kodak Retina IIa top by jeffglaspie, on Flickr

Kodak Retina IIa back by jeffglaspie, on Flickr

Thanks to the many helpful links at Chris Sherlock's http://retinarescue.com/ website, I now have a buttery smooth focus, a clean and accurate shutter, and a much brighter rangefinder. Only downside is that the rear lens group has some very light haze on it, and I'm going to run a test roll through it to see the effects.
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Old 05-22-2015   #55
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Old 07-03-2015   #56
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Although I have never been keen on Kodak cameras this one really got me. Loaded with a Plus-X of 1975 to test it.



Next now, looking for a IIIc with many lenses to play with.
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Nicest camera back ever.
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Although I have never been keen on Kodak cameras this one really got me. Loaded with a Plus-X of 1975 to test it.
The coated Xenar on the Retina I is a fine lens. Very nice for both B/W and colour.
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Old 07-04-2015   #59
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Hi,

Seeing the IIa's back and the Reflex reminds me that I've no idea if my Reflex S is made in Germany or anywhere else for that matter. Can any one tell me?

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Type 122, doesn't get any better!
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Type 122, doesn't get any better!

Guys - I got real lucky recently and picked this up on an online auction site. Sent off to Chris Sherlock (thanks Chris) and it is the gem of my collection. Recently ran some Gold 100 through and will post results when they arrive.
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Old 07-17-2015   #62
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Old 08-06-2015   #63
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Lovely machine this camera.
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Old 08-10-2015   #64
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Close-up of my II (type 014) - one of my favorites.
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Old 08-19-2015   #66
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Old 08-31-2015   #68
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Kodak Retina type 117 by Mike Novak, on Flickr


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Very nice. The first of the wonderful Retina series and the camera that introduced 135 to the world. As a side note, if I'm not sadly mistaken it is the only Retina without the 'Retina' stamped into the back being angled.
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Retina 118. Not bad either:

Now that's the one. Stunning.
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Old 12-26-2015   #73
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Seeing the IIa's back and the Reflex reminds me that I've no idea if my Reflex S is made in Germany or anywhere else for that matter. Can any one tell me?

Regards, David
All the Retinas and Retinettes have been made in the "Nagel Kamerawerke" factory in Stuttgart / Germany.


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Got a Retina IIa in a lot which I bought for the 1st model Voigtländer Brillant TLR. Run a film through it to see if it is working nicely and fall in love with little gem. - OK the first time it was a bit a fight between me and the cam, but with every walk out I loved it more. Let´s see now if the pics are well or if she will be on the trip to NZ for the near future.


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Bought this Reflex for its lens which I wanted for my IIIs - she is working perfectly and is cosmetically in a very good shape, but not as nice to use as my Voigtländer Bessamatic - not sure if I keep her or sell her with a 2.8 50mm S-K.

BTW - found a Kodak 28mm viewfinder which fits perfect on my IIIs with the Curtagon 4.0 28mm - is it the original one for the IIIs - I´ve never seen one before and just heart that it should exist.


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Just bought today - Retina IIc, wide angle and telephoto lenses, close up rangefinder.
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Got my first film back from the lab - scratched , but I'm really impressed from the lens of this little gem.

So this Retina IIa will soon make a trip to NZ to get a full overhaul to make hear work for the next 50 years.

Kodak Retina IIa - DM Paradies 200 by Michael Relguag, auf Flickr

Kodak Retina IIa - DM Paradies 200 by Michael Relguag, auf Flickr

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111c, the meter is accurate enough I don't need the Sekonic


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