In the little photographic shop, down by the river at Bridport, I picked up a Kodak Retina Ib, sold as 'shutter jammed' for £12. It is in clean condition, and the distance scale in meters and the transfer in the film chamber tells me that it was purchaced in Germany. I do have a IIIc which despite its age, performs as well as (or better than) my more modern cameras. Lovely lens... Anyway, the Ib has a different lens formula (4-element) but the same precise feel and controlls. The camera is being repaired now - ready for Summer outings. What I am wondering is whether it is the same to use and will give similar results to my IIIc - or is it subtly different? I do really need some sort of rangefinder (I don't have one at present) or is it really designed for estimation of distance? Your thoughts on the Ib are appreciated.