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Retina Camera

The Retina camera was first introduced in 1934 and was discontinued in 1937, however the line continued with many variations and improvements. The Retina was manufactured in Stuttgart, Germany by Kodak AG, formerly know as the Nagel Camera werks which was bought by Eastman Kodak in 1931.

Designed by Dr. August Nagel for Kodak, this was the first camera to use and pioneer the 35mm format. The 35mm format produced images 24 x 36cm or approximately 1 x 1/2 inches. The original model, or retina type 117, has a black lacquered top plate. Constructed of a die-cast metal body and covered with black morroco leather and nickel plated fittings. Fitted with a Kodak Anastigmat f3.5 lens and compur-rapid shutter with nine speed setting ranging from 1 second to 1/500 second. Features included large knurled knobs for ease of advancement, depth of focus scale, automatic film-measuring mechanism, exposure counter, push button release bed, eye-level finder, tripod socket. Originally priced at 57.50.




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