Kodak Retina IIc

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The Retina IIc is a 35mm rangefinder camera made in Stuttgart, Germany by Kodak AG between the years 1954 - 1957.[1] Approximately 136,000 were made.[1]

It has a coated six-element 50mm f/2.8 Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon or Rodenstock Retina-Heligon lens, stopping down to f/22. The shutter is a Synchro-Compur with speeds of 1 - 1/500 second, plus 'B'. The shutter has the Exposure Value system whereby the aperture and shutter speed controls are linked. The range is from EV 3 to 18. There is a self-timer with a delay of approx 10 seconds (selected with the 'V' setting).

The front part of the lens has a bayonet and can be interchanged for a 35mm f/5.6 Curtar Wide-angle or a 80mm f/4 Longar Telephoto lens.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Coe, Brian, Kodak Cameras, The First Hundred Years, Hove Foto Books, 1988;
    however, History of Kodak Cameras (archived), at Kodak.com lists 1955-58