Fandom

Camerapedia Wiki

Kodak Retina (folding)

5,980pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

The original Kodak Retina (type 117) is a historically significant camera, because Kodak introduced the now ubiquitous daylight-loading 135 cartridge for this camera. (Earlier 35mm cameras required manually spooling bulk 35mm cine film into proprietary cassettes.) The design of the Retina borrowed significantly from the 127-film Vollenda which had been manufactured by the August Nagel Camera Works until its purchase and re-christening as Kodak AG.

The Retina I models are distinguished from the II and III series by being scale-focused, rather than using a rangefinder.

The eventual triumph of the 135 format owed much to the acceptance of the Retina as a compact, precision 35mm camera, as well as to the success of lower-priced alternatives such as those manufactured by Argus.

The following is a list of Retina I cameras produced from 1934 to 1940/1941? and 1945 to 1950.

  • Typ 117 Retina - 1934 to 1935
  • Typ 118 Retina - 1935 to 1936
  • Typ 119 Retina I - 1936 to 1938
  • Typ 126 Retina I - 1936 to 1937
  • Typ 141 Retina I - 1937 to 1939
  • Typ 143 Retina I - 1938 to 1939
  • Typ 148 Retina I - 1939 to 1940
  • Typ 149 Retina I - 1939 to 1940
  • Typ 167 Retina I - 1940 - ? 1941
  • Kodak AG stopped camera production in the summer of 1941. Plant was requisitioned by German government to make time-fuses.
  • First camera parts for post-war production manufactured in July 1945.
  • Typ 010 Retina I - November 1945 to June 1949
  • Typ 013 Retina I - August 1949 to December 1950
  • The Retina camera illustrated top right is a Typ 119 Retina I.
  • The Retina camera illustrated bottom right is a late production Typ 148 Retina I.

Links Edit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki