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    Thrift Store Find - 35mm Kodak Retinette, Model 30

    This is a Kodak 35mm Retinette, Model 30 that I picked up from a thrift store.  The Retinettes were popular, and Kodak made many variations of this camera. It was built as a less expensive alternative to the Kodak Retina cameras. According to Wikipedia, the Model 30 was first manufactured in 1958.

    The Kodak Retinette, Model 30 specs are:

    45mm , f/3.5 Schneider-Kreuznach Reomar Lens

    Compur Rapid Shutter 

    shutter range - 1/500s - 1s, B setting

    aperture range - f/3.5 - f22

    accessory shoe, M-X flash sync


    tripod mount

    leather case


    The camera is in very good condition, with all shutter speeds working, and the aperture appears to close cleanly. It is a basic camera, with no metering and zone focussing. The roll of film that appears with the camera was loaded in the camera when I found it. It is a roll of Kodachrome II. I sometimes like to get the old rolls processed, but unfortunately, there are no more labs that do Kodachrome processing. I am looking forward to running a roll of film through this camera.


    Reader Comments (1)

    Have you tried filmrescue.com? they still process kodachrome.

    November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

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