Retina Digital Rangefinder
A modern day interpretation of a classic camera.
Retina brings a classic rangefinder design to the modern day, and retains the hands on experience that comes with fully manual cameras.
The Retina allows the user full control over the photography experience by giving the user manual control over the three key areas of exposure, Shutter Speed,  ISO and Aperture and everything inbetween.
Project Background
The Kodak Retina range was produced from 1934 until 1969.
Made in Germany, they were marketed as a premium 35mm rangefinder camera that was compact and affordable. During this time, many iterations of the Retina were produced, both in rangefinder and SLR format. The most popular model (and the last to be produced) was the Retina IIIC.
Since then, the IIIC has become highly collectible and recieves high praise from Film Photographers, due to it's all metal construction, high quality optics and compact, bellowed body.
Full Manual Mode
The Retina features fully manual controls that allow the user to fully control the exposure points and shoot exactly how they want to.
The user can control the three main areas of exposure, Shutter Speed, ISO and Aperture (on the lens itself) on dedicated dials, keeping the photography experience as tactile as possible.
A rangefinder style body references the original IIIC model and keeps the size of the camera as compact as possible for long days of shooting and documenting.
Simplified Interface
The rear of the camera has been simplified to a large touchscreen, that will control most of the cameras controls.
To add to the tactile experience, six user programmable physical keys have been added for the users to set their own favourite controls.
Film Simulation
To carry on Kodaks film in the Digital world, the Retina will simulate Kodaks most famous films in body, such as Portra, T-Max, Ektar, plus many more.
Enjoy the sharp contrast of T-Max, or the subtle skin tones of Portra in full frame 24mp stills, or in 4K video.

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