Item 2005.006.13.78 - Kodak Retina IIIC

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Kodak Retina IIIC

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  • [manufactured between 1954 and 1957] (Creation)
    Eastman Kodak Company

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx. 9 x 12.5 x 8.5 cm (open) + case, lens, film, viewfinder and 3 publications

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(1888 -)

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Item consists of a Kodak Retina IIIC. It is an early version of the last model of folding 35mm film cameras made by Kodak. It is a more rigid redesign of earlier models (the Ia and the IIa). It has a Retina-Xenon f:2.0/50mm Schneider-Kreuznach lens, and a Synchro Compur 1-1/500 MX shutter. It is in a hard brown leather case with green lining that also contains a manual for an All-Mite Flash Unit, a legend for all of the buttons and dials on the Retina IIIC, a lens, a viewfinder, and an undeveloped film canister.

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Case zipper is broken.

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Item is from the PPCM donation, accession number 2013.002. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.

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