Kodak Retina Reflex(type 025)

This is the Kodak Retina Reflex (type 025), introduced in 1957.

This well-built SLR is a hefty addition to the other Kodak Retinas in the collection. It is actually my second Reflex, the other being a non-functional Retina Reflex S. In the course of updating my camera inventory, the issue became evident and I ordered this Reflex, sans lens.

Thankfully the first gen Retina Reflex cameras can use lens from other Retina cameras (Retina IIc, IIC, and IIIC) and I swapped one from my IIc.

While everything on this camera works, including the meter, I opted to use the Light Meter app on my phone when running the first roll so as to have a baseline for future ones when using the built-in meter.

Kodak Retina Reflex Ad (Shutan 1958)

The Retina Reflex manual can be found here.

MakeKodak
ModelRetina Reflex (type 025)
Year1957
Format35mm
ShutterSynchro-Compur
SpeedB, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500
LensSchneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon
 f2 50mm
Focus2.5ft – ∞
Aperturef2 – f22
Light MeterYes
RangefinderYes

Sample images: Shanghai GP3, HC100 30 min.

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