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Retina II w/Ektar 47mm
Old 02-08-2016   #1
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Retina II w/Ektar 47mm

I recently stumbled across a Retina II with the black rim Ektar 47mm.

Anyone have recommendations for a lens hood setup for this? I'm guessing most go with the original or a series IV adapter ring : hood setup but anything else I should be looking for?
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Old 02-09-2016   #2
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Just get a 32 mm slip-on lens hood. It doesn't have to be made by Kodak. Just put it on when you're going to use the camera. That's the normal Retina way.

Only the later c/C and b/B models had a special plastic lens hood with bayonet mount.
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Old 02-09-2016   #3
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Like JPD says, a push-on hood like the one on this model:

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Old 09-29-2018   #4
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I have one just like the one shown in the link, but it is a screw-in made of flexible black rubber. It says "Kodak Made in Germany" on the outside surface. I shot all my Retinas recently and was able to use the hood on the ones with the Xenon lens including the II, IIa, IIc, and the Retina Reflex 025.
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Old 09-29-2018   #5
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As mentioned, get a slip on/push on adapter to mount your hood and filters. That way you can use drop in series filters w/ the hood. Congratulations, that is a great camera with a super sharp lens.
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