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The Kodak Retina II the name of a series of four rangefinder-focusing, folding 35mm cameras made in Germany by Kodak AG during the periods 1936-1939 and 1946-1950.

Kodak Retina II — Type 122 Edit

  • Produced from 1936-1937
  • Kodak Ektar f/3.5 50mm or Schneider Xenon f/2.0 or f/2.8 50mm
  • Compur-Rapid shutter 1-500 sec. plus bulb
  • Separate rangefinder and viewfinder
  • Top mounted lever film wind

Kodak Retina II — Type 142 Edit

  • Produced from 1937-1939
  • Kodak Ektar f/3.5 50mm or Schneider Xenon f/2.0 or f/2.8 50mm
  • Compur-Rapid shutter 1-500 sec. plus bulb
  • Separate rangefinder and viewfinder
  • Knob film wind

Kodak Retina II — Type 011 Edit

  • Produced from 1946-1949
  • Kodak Ektar f/2 47mm or Schneider Xenon f/2.0 5cm or Rodenstock Heligon f/2 50mm
  • Compur-Rapid shutter 1-500 sec. plus bulb
  • Combined rangefinder and viewfinder
  • Knob film wind
  • Developed from the pre-war Retina IIa Type 150

Kodak Retina II — Type 014 Edit

  • Produced from 1949-1950
  • Schneider Xenon f/2.0 50mm or Rodenstock Heligon f/2 50mm
  • Compur-Rapid shutter 1-500 sec. plus bulb
  • Combined rangefinder and viewfinder
  • Knob film wind
  • Standard PC socket for flash synchronization
  • Some collectors consider that this model is more reliable than the later lever-wind Retina IIa, which used a cocking rack that is prone to breakage.

Bibliography Edit

  • Brian Coe, Kodak Cameras — The First Hundred Years, Hove Foto Books, 1988

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