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More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

Godfrey

Well-known member
I've been having a lot of fun lately, shooting with a Kodak Retina rangefinder camera that's as old as I am. Just got another one that's in nearly perfect condition cosmetically, just needs a cleaning and service. I have nearly the whole system now...


Kodak Retina IIc w Schneider 50mm


Kodak Retina IIc w Schneider 80 and 35 mm, and Multifinder

Looking for the dedicated copy stand and close up lenses. ;)
Some photos in a little bit...

Enjoy! G
 

JoelM

Active member
First rendered photo post from the Kodak Retina IIIc ... This is a lovely 35mm camera to carry and shoot with!


The Chair by the Church - Santa Clara 2021
Kodak Retina IIIc + Schneider 50mm f/2
Ferrania P30 film
ISO 80 @ f/5.6 @ 1/250

enjoy!
G
I have a IIIc with lenses and love it. The meter is accurate and then lens is sharp. The film counter is a bit wonky though.
Joel
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
I have a IIIc with lenses and love it. The meter is accurate and then lens is sharp. The film counter is a bit wonky though.
Joel
As acquired, the meter on my IIIc was dead and the top cover was bashed so the accessory shoe doesn't point in the right direction. The Schneider Xenon 50/2 lens is excellent, as are the accessory 80 and 35 mm lenses.

I also have a couple of IIc cameras, one of which is off at the shop being serviced. I kinda prefer the IIc because I really don't need the meter at all, and it is a little cleaner and trimmer looking. I with it had the f/2 lens instead of f/2.8, that's all ... but I think I'm going to fit a clean IIc top cover to the IIIc so I can use the viewfinder for the 80 and 35 lenses properly, and won't have a dead meter to distract me. ;-)

G
 

chrism

Well-known member
I had to defrost the film freezer, and in the bottom where the powdered chemicals live, I found my stock of Diafine and Acufine. It will be hard to see so much of it in one place at one time since it has become impossible to find!
500c/m, Planar 80, small ext. tube, HP5+ @640, Diafine, Nikon 9000 scan:

 

Godfrey

Well-known member
Acufine was one of my favorite developers back in the day (1968 to 1977). :D
Haven't seen any in years and years. That's a fine memoriam image!

I've been using the same bottle of Kodak HC-110 concentrate for about a decade and a half now. I use it in a dilute concentration (1:49 from concentrate) to process at most three 35mm 36 shot rolls or two 120 rolls per mix. My tanks for these films use 200ml (35mm) and 250ml (120) total solution, so my developer use is very economical. Oh yes: I was also experimenting with HP5 exposed at EI 100 the other day. I did a solution of HC-110 Dilution H (1:61 from the concentrate) for 8 minutes, continuous agitation in a Rondix 35 tank, at 72° (room temperature). The negatives look great, I'm going to scan them tonight. :)

G
 
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