kodak retina lenses fit kodak instamatic reflex

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  1. spoolman

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    Can anyone tell me if lenses for a Kodak Retina 35 mm camera will fit a Kodak Instamatic Reflex camera ?

    Thanks,

    Doug:smile:
     
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    On the Retina I have, the lens is fixed...
     
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    As I recall, most of the lenses for the Retina S rangefinder and the Retina S, III and IV SLRs should fit the Retina Reflex Instamatic. But I say "should" because I misplaced the Instamatic, so I can't verify this for sure.
     
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    What models exactly? As with Lars, The Retina I have, (Retina II) the lens is fixed.

    But I suppose if you had a hacksaw... :D
     
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    As Mike has said, the lenses from the Retina II SLR and after fit the Retina S and the Retina Instamatic. The older Retina I, II, IIc, IIC, IIIc, IIIC, as well as the first Retina SLR use a changeable front element instead of a changeable lens. These are interchangeable within that sub-set of cameras, but they cannot be used on the later SLR's - and vise versa. Since the entire lens changes on the later SLR cameras (and the Retina S) the issue of Schneider or Rodenstock lenses is immaterial on these cameras.
     
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    Thanks all for your answers.I was looking for a larger base of lenses to fit my two Kodak Instamatic reflex cameras that take 126 film cartridges and these answers solve that problem.

    Thanks again,

    Doug :smile:
     
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    Yes.