The Kodak Retina cameras were a well-built (if not slightly quirky) line of viewfinder and rangefinder cameras that first started production in the late thirties. The Kodak Retina Reflex was the first Single Lens Reflex camera in the Retina line, and was released in 1957. The Reflex borrows a lot of design cues from its rangefinder siblings, and looks very similar to my Retina iiiC when placed side by side. It even shares the same lens mount as my iiiC, and accepts the 35mm and 80mm auxiliary lenses that were created for that camera. Very cool!
|Retina Reflex with the 35mm f5.6 auxiliary lens attached
|Retina Reflex with the 80mm f4 auxiliary lens (and hood!) attached. Bad ass.
Wow! I just realized that all but one of these photos are vertical! What gives? Overall I enjoyed using the Retina Reflex, though it's definitely a bit slower and clunkier than the iiiC. Thanks for looking!