single frame: Retina-Xenon

Kodak Retina IIa

Canon PowerShot S95

Working on a personal project I had reason to search through my whole photo archive. It led me to find a bunch of photos I never uploaded to Flickr, an oversight I corrected. This was one of those photos.

This is the lens of my Kodak Retina IIa, which I reviewed here.


7 responses to “single frame: Retina-Xenon”

  1. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    Amazing what you’ll find when you look back through your photographs, eh?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Indeed! All kinds of fun stuff I’d forgotten about.

  2. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Just so many small, good to excellent German and Japanese rangefinders post WWII until about 1975! I wish I had my high-school sweet-hearts Minolta 11.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I own a very nice Hi-Matic 7. It’s really lovely to use. Among the German rangefinders I’ve used I seem to like the Retinas the best — they feel best under use. My favorite Japanese rangefinder is my Yashica Lynx 14e — the lens is sublime.

  3. jacullman Avatar

    Hi Jim, stumbled across this site while scrolling through my Instagram feed. It’s an advertisement fo an analog camera/film company. What are your thoughts? Here’s the link:

    Hope you’re having a nice holiday season!


    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Nice to hear from you! Miss your writing. I admire the Lomography people for what they are doing but admit to being pushed away by what they charge for their gear.

      1. jacullman Avatar

        It would be nice if the equipment had a friendlier entry price. Same thing has happened with vinyl and turntables. Analog has been discovered by people who grew up digital – and re-designed to appeal to them. Thanks for the kind words about my writing. I always like to read your posts – 😊

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