Kodak Retina and Ektra RangefindersThis 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.
Could someone enlighten me on a beautiful Retina lla I purchased from evilbay? It seems to be working flawlessly; smooth as butter, but I notice that when I change the f/stop, the shutter curtains do not move; no opening and closing as the aperture changes. Is it me or a problem with the camera? It's my first Retina and it comes from a reputable dealer...
thanks so much
I might be using the wrong term, Pitxu. On my Contax lla, I see the blades/curtains open and close as I change f/stops, so I was expecting the same from the Retina. The lens on the Contax is a 50mm f/2 and on the Retina it's a Xenon 50mm f/2.