Kodak Retina 2 - 1949

Kodak Retina 2 - 1949
Camera with retractable lens - Good (used & in working condition with visible signs of use)

1949 Kodak Retina II (Type 014)
Lens Kodak - Compur Rapid f2 - f16 - 530 grams
The first Retina, a compact bellows camera, used the ‘135’ version of the 35 mm film for the first time and was followed by two other models in 1936. The more popular of the two, the Retina I, is essentially identical to the previous one. The Retina I is most often equipped with a 50 mm f/3.5 Retina-Xenar lens by Schneider Kreuznach and a Compur or Compur-Rapid shutter. The Retina II was the superior model including a rangefinder.
Kodak Retina was the name of a series of 35 mm cameras by American manufacturer Kodak. The Retina cameras were made in Stuttgart, Germany by Nagel Kamerawerk, which Kodak purchased in 1931. The Retina range was known for its compact size, its quality and its low cost compared to competitors. The range is still very popular today. The first Retina was released in 1934. The Retina series continued until 1969 with a variety of bellows and bellows-free models, including the Retina SLR.
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Model/ type nr
Retina 2 - 1949
Object/device type
Camera with retractable lens
Good (used & in working condition with visible signs of use)
No. of main devices
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