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Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders This forum is for 35mm Kodak Retinas and Ektras rangefinders. The Retinas are known for their German engineering, relatively modest price and superb lenses. The Ektras are known as by far the finest 35mm American made rangefinder ever made.

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Old 01-20-2011   #41
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I didn't mean to store the 50mm lens but to unscrew it ;-)
I don't have the 35mm yet.
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I didn't mean to store the 50mm lens but to unscrew it ;-)
I don't have the 35mm yet.
Yes, use your fingers.
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Counter-clockwise, or if you are British... anti-clockwise.
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Thanks ! No wonder it was hard clockwise
My lens is dust free now
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Thanks ! No wonder it was hard clockwise
My lens is dust free now
Check out the Retina booklets and manuals here: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/kodak.htm

So YOU is the IIIC guy on Youtube. The World is a small place.
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The was no video on youtube when I was looking for one. So I did one myself
I don't think there are a lot of people interested in this camera in the world. :-)
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The was no video on youtube when I was looking for one. So I did one myself
I don't think there are a lot of people interested in this camera in the world. :-)
We must change that. I'll make Retina and Rollei videos some day too.
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That's right. There are almost no rolleiflex video.
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I just received one of the filters I ordered (an orange one, others are green and yellow, a red would be sweet). It is about as thick as the lens. So I could have picked the voigtlander hood. Maybe Later, I'm still waiting for the B+W.
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I got all my filters and the hood.
You were right about the thickness of filters. The orange one is thicker though. But I still can close the door with it on the lens. I also got 2 little transparent boxes for yellow and green filters.

Thanks for all your replies !
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Nice. I use the yellow filters (light and medium) most of the time, and the green (actually yellow-green) sometimes in the summer.
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Well that looks like it works just fine!
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You are sure about that ?
Some ebay sellers indicate that their lenses fit IIc AND IIIc...

Thanks
Well, I tried again, and I have a different result.

I was able to fit the f/2.8 front element (from the IIc) on the IIIc. Tight fit, but it works.

I placed the f/2 front element (from the IIIc) on the IIc, but it's not snug. There's a little wobble. I'll have to see if I can find the appropriate spot to firm it up (duct tape, toothpick, etc.).

The reason I originally concluded they didn't fit, is that it required more force than I'm usually comfortable with. Perhaps the manufacturing tolerances were a bit off between the 2 cameras.

Anyone else experience this issue? Perhaps Brian Sweeney, the lens whisperer?
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I have the 35mm f2.8 Curtagon and the 50mm f1.9 Xenon (non-rangefinder versions). Both are DKL lenses without the rangefinder cam mechanism, and are not specified as "Retina".

Curtagon


Pepper Corns by Mark Wyatt, on Flickr

Xenon


bougainvillea by Mark Wyatt, on Flickr

I use them on a Retina IV (both the above were taken with the Retina IV), my Fuji XT-2, or I also have an adapter that allows me to use them on some M42 cameras (works on my Praktica LTL3 and MTL5, and Fuji ST605, but not on Spotmatics nor on Zeiss Icarex 35S TM).

Anyone know of any slide-on filters for the f2.8 Curtagon? It has no threads for a filter and there is no bayonet either.
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