The original Retina Reflex, like the first Contaflex, is in my opinion, the prettiest of the series. Sure, it was hampered by the less than stellar C series accessory lenses, but if you just consider it as a 50mm lens only camera, then this is the best of them all. The 50mm Xenon is a really great performer, better than the Tessar on the Contaflexes, and is legendary for colour,and that's why I have chosen to shoot B&W, just to be contrary! The Type 025 only had a short run..1957-1958, and was soon superseded by the Reflex S, which takes the really excellent lenses that also fit the Retina 111S. If you want to use extra lenses then the Reflex S and Models 111 and 1V would be a better bet. Like all Retinas, this camera is well finished, has great build quality, and as mentioned before...an excellent picture taker. I took mine for a stroll on a local beach where the really still winters afternoon was perfect for photography. First up, the camera.