Introduced in 1957, the Retina IIIc is a compact folding rangefinder camera with selenium cell light meter. It comes with Schneider Xenon 50mm f2 lens. Shutter is Synchro Compur with a top speed of 1/500s. This camera was the peak of technology at the time with focus coupled rangefinder and built in exposure meter and a compact design.
Shutterspeeds: 1s - 1/500s + B
Minimum focus distance: 0.8m
In very good condition with fully functional shutter at all speeds, smooth opening and closing mechanism, and accurately working light meter. Meter frame has a crack on the left hand side which makes the metal cover over the meter not pop open as fast as it ought to, but it does still stay open just fine when lifted gently.
This is the type 021 model which means it is an earlier 1950's model
Comes with case which does not fully close as it appears to be missing a piece which would connect the top of the case to the bottom. Still works just fine to protect the camera. Also comes with a polarising filter which has some minor balsam separation on one edge as pictured.
See Retinarescue.com for the most information available on the Kodak Retina series of cameras
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