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Kodak Retina IB (type 019 - II) for sale

Retina IB camera for sale

The Retina IB is one of the less-common Retina models, much like a Retina IIIC to look at with the same single-range exposure meter, but instead of the Retina IB having a coupled rangefinder, the second viewfinder 'window' simply serves to illuminate the bright-line finder. The type 019 - II came in two flavours, the earlier examples, like this one, had a formed line on the front of the top cover over the viewfinder windows, the later type had a plain surface at that point. I expect this was an effort to make the camera look more 'modern' at the time.

The camera is easy to use, with the base-mounted film advance lever, and the 50mm f/2.8 Schneider Retina-Xenar lens is capable of producing great results.

The shutter is a Synchro-Compur with speeds from 1 to 1/500th second, it is synchronised for both bulb and electronic flash, and has a built-in self-timer.

This is a nice example of this Retina model, and in good cosmetic condition. I have completely serviced it in my usual manner, so it is all working correctly, and it is ready for immediate use.

Retina IB camera for saleRetina IB camera for sale

Retina IB camera for saleRetina IB camera for sale

As you can see, someone couldn't remember how the frame counter worked on a Retina, so they neatly engraved(scratched) a reminder. Well, at least it wasn't a Social Security number and their address.

This one for sale at NZ$275. Airmail to Europe or North America will add NZ$50.

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