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A legendary camera

By HobbitDave
The first model of the Kodak Retina 35mm film camera, made in 1935. The Retina became so popular it continued for a few decades in various versions, the highest quality one being the late 1950s Retina 111C, (there was a big C and a small c model), with coupled rangefinder and an f2 lens.
Old perhaps, but still used by some for very good quality 35mm photographs.
Sir Edmund Hilary took a Kodak Retina similar to this one with him when he climbed Mt Everest.

Not connected to the above, I would like to thank Debs, Nigel, and Mr White for their invaluable support with a difficult storm-related incident, and helping the lady concerned. Really cant thank you enough, especially Debs 🌟 So grateful 🌟

Tags: Film camera General Kodak 35mm film Retina kodak retina

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 12:48AM
An absolute gem Dave !! Beautiful image and content...
Isabel GrinGrin
17 Feb 2020 12:58AM
love how you shot the camera. with the sharpness and dof it's as if I can actually touch it. there is a downside though... the vignette you applied caused a lot of banding (top, bottom and rhs) in the background. Still, thanks for sharing
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 1:01AM
Beautifully captured.
17 Feb 2020 1:08AM

Quote:love how you shot the camera. with the sharpness and dof it's as if I can actually touch it. there is a downside though... the vignette you applied caused a lot of banding (top, bottom and rhs) in the background. Still, thanks for sharing
thanks for the kind comments. On my iPad 12.9 screen there is no banding visible with the vignette, I wonder what screen you have? 🌟
17 Feb 2020 1:11AM

Quote:
Quote:love how you shot the camera. with the sharpness and dof it's as if I can actually touch it. there is a downside though... the vignette you applied caused a lot of banding (top, bottom and rhs) in the background. Still, thanks for sharing
thanks for the kind comments. On my iPad 12.9 screen there is no banding visible with the vignette, I wonder what screen you have? 🌟


I use an iMac Dave
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 Feb 2020 2:23AM
I do not see the banding on my iMac--- I do think the vignette is a bit over dark tho, but, as you know, I love seeing your older cameras---this one included! I would love to explore it!
17 Feb 2020 8:13AM
Beautiful old camera Dave,
Fred.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
17 Feb 2020 10:58AM
From the golden era of Kodak , a beautiful capture of this part of history Dave , many thanks for sharing.
Ian
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
17 Feb 2020 12:28PM
A fine-looking old camera, Dave, well presented here too 👍
Trev 😀
17 Feb 2020 2:01PM
Great image
17 Feb 2020 11:28PM
Beautiful close up and great presentation Dave👍

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richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
18 Feb 2020 12:12AM
Very nice capture of this camera from the past!
Superb image

C
20 Feb 2020 8:18PM
Wonderful old camera image Dave. Only to happy to help. Such a lovely lady will always be there for her. Debs
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
22 Feb 2020 9:40PM
Lovely old camera!
My award!

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