52 Cameras: Camera 93 part 2 — Kodak Retina IIIc

The “Capital C” Retina goes for a lot more $. It’s almost the same camera but it was the last of the folding Retinas. A put a couple of the differences in the video but I’ll list them here. The later IIIC has: 1) Single-range meter (no flip-up door); 2) Larger RF window; 3) Frame lines for lenses other than the 50mm. There are some small cosmetic differences to accommodate the listed changes but that’s it. If you’re a collector (believe me, I understand Gear Acquisition Syndrome, I have a bad case of GAS myself), go for it. If you want an all-mechanical classic to shoot with, don’t overlook the small-c Retina IIIc.

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Expired (unknown vintage) Kodak Ektachrome 100. I developed in Unicolor E6 which I’ve had way too long and this is the fifth roll from a quart kit. The first B&W developer keeps working as long as the development time is increased. There’s no time adjustment for the second color developer but the color keeps getting funkier. I have one roll left so I’m going to push my luck…

Scanned on a Canoscan 9000f at 2400 DPI.

Sushi spy.  F/2 at 1/30.

Sushi spy. F/2 at 1/30.

Sunset from Cuyamungue.  F/2 and really slow.

Sunset from Cuyamungue. F/2 and really slow.

Joe's Dining in Santa Fe.  F/2 at 1/30.

Joe’s Dining in Santa Fe. F/2 at 1/30.

Goober on the sun porch at sunset.  F/2 and slow.

Goober on the sun porch at sunset. F/2 and slow.

Finally something that's not in super-low light.  Ruin at Otowi Crossing.  F/8 at 1/500 (I think).

Finally something that’s not in super-low light. Ruin at Otowi Crossing. F/8 at 1/500 (I think).

View of the Truchas Peaks just after sunrise.  F/4 at ??

View of the Truchas Peaks just after sunrise. F/4 at ??

My sweetie.  I used an old anemic flash at f/16.

My sweetie. I used an old anemic flash at f/16.