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Retina 028/N
Old 05-02-2011   #1
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Retina 028/N

asa dial is to 3200, sn in back 9979xx, lens Retina Xenon C, Syncro shutter, Gossen meter responds to light,



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Old 05-03-2011   #2
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Nice camera, quite rare of course, it would have pride-of-place in many a Retina collectors display cabinet. You might want to email David Jentz. He knows all there is to know about these cameras, what makes a real one, and what makes a fake, and he'll be sure to want the various serial numbers for his collection of such data.

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Old 05-04-2011   #3
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I sent a number of photos to Dave, he has confirmed that this is a 028/N Nachbau Retina IIIC
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Old 05-04-2011   #4
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Nice piece. Without being too specific, how did you come about owning this?
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bought it on eBay, more info from the seller was that he had purchased it from someone in the Rochester NY area, downsizing his collection. .
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Cool. Are you planning to use it?
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Old 05-10-2011   #7
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oh, this is really nice and very good condition.
You've got a great camera.
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Retina IIIc 028/n
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So i posted the camera on ebay, it is up there mainly to see what interest is in the camera, I received an email from a bidder, stating that it is not the 028/n, his reasoning is :" it is simple, check the serial number on the shutter and the lens, check the meter knob"i

he also stated to check the forums to see what they are saying about the camera.

my question, does anyone know of what forum this guy is talking about??? If you know please tell me, the guy who sent me the email will not tell me.

i have spent last night and part of today searching google and yahoo in search of this forum, there is nothing on either site that mentions the camera except rangefinder forum and ebay.
checked ebay discussion groups,
rangefinder forum (this listing)
classic camera repair forum
photo.net
pbase
apug
www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
forums.dpreview.com

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Old 08-12-2011   #9
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So i posted the camera on ebay, it is up there mainly to see what interest is in the camera, I received an email from a bidder, stating that it is not the 028/n, his reasoning is :" it is simple, check the serial number on the shutter and the lens, check the meter knob"i

he also stated to check the forums to see what they are saying about the camera.

my question, does anyone know of what forum this guy is talking about??? If you know please tell me, the guy who sent me the email will not tell me.

i have spent last night and part of today searching google and yahoo in search of this forum, there is nothing on either site that mentions the camera except rangefinder forum and ebay.
checked ebay discussion groups,
rangefinder forum (this listing)
classic camera repair forum
photo.net
pbase
apug
www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
forums.dpreview.com

Jim
I'm not sure what forum he is talking about either but his response smells like he may be trying a scam on you. They try to convince you you have a plain jane Retina then attempt to make a low ball offer in the hopes you are now unsure of what you have.

Since David is the expert I'd take his word over an eBayers....
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Sorry for my ignorance, what makes this camera more special than an already special lllC?
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Retina IIIc 028/n

basically it was never sold to the public, it was made specifically for the managers or special people at Kodak.
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Ah, thanks. Learn something every day.
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Jim, I saw that post too, but can't for the life of me remember what forum it was on/in. Could have sworn it was here on RFf. There was at least one member who stood up for your veracity as a seller. And you do prominently show in the decription that it was certified by David Jentz.

I know I took a good hard look at why you were asking that much, but it made sense to me. And it wasn't as absurd as the $14,000.00 Yashica GX I once saw.

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The price was unimportant, the information about the camera and its existence was important.
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asa dial is to 3200, sn in back 9979xx, lens Retina Xenon C, Syncro shutter, Gossen meter responds to light,


It is one you will keep.. Read this article on the below link provided with some insight given..
http://www.auction2000.se/auk/w.Obje...inO=589:angel:
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