Kodak Retina IIa 35 Millimeter Folding Camera With Retina-Xenon F:2/50 mm Lens Light Meter and Leather Case
Description: Offered here is a Kodak Retina IIa 35mm film folding camera. Made in Germany with serial number 695268. The camera is equipped with a Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon f:2/50mm 6 elements lens having the serial number 3317402. The camera comes with its original brown leather case and a leather strap. The camera comes with a light meter Metrofot Light Meter in its original leather case. Although no instruction manual is included, this camera is known to be a very simple to use and its manual can easily be obtained on line. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
The Camera has the following features:
- Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon f:2/50mm 6 elements lens
- Close focus 2.5 feet
- Shutter 1 to 1/500th, plus B <li>Electronic flash sync at all speeds
- Flash connection on bottom of lens assembly, no hot shoe
- The manually reset film counter counts DOWN, showing how many unexposed shots remain.
- Shutter: Compur-Rapid
- Lens mount: fixed
- Battery: No Battery required
Date: Manufactured in the period 1951-1954.
Size: Camera is ~ 4 3/4" wide, ~3" high, and is ~1 3/4" at its thickest with the lens folded in. The camera with the lens, the light meter and the cases weigh about one pound 13 ounces.
Marks: Retina IIa on top of camera body, Kodak on lens and serial numbers on top of camera body and on the edge of lens. Other markings on lens and light meter.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a great camera and a true classic which is simple and known to take beautiful photos easily if it is.
Condition: The camera is all there and is relatively clean. The lens is clean and as far as we can see is scratch free. The body of the camera has some scratches, loss of some of the chrome and leather finish at the corners and edges. It also shows soiling and dusting through put. The light meter shows signs of oxidation in the form of green spots on the surface. The leather case has scuff marks, some minor breaks in the edge stitching and a small tear at the strap which closes the case. This lot consists of the camera with leather case and a light meter with its leather case. The entire lot is in used condition. The film advancing mechanism appears to work as it is supposed to, the shutter fires as it should, and the B function works well. The light meter is untested as is the camera with film. Because of the issues mentioned here we are selling the camera AS IS at a fraction of its true value. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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