The Retina Reflex would be Kodak’s only film SLR until its discontinuation a decade later, in 1967.
In 1941, Kodak would release the Kodak Ektra which was their one and only attempt at a high end interchangeable lens rangefinder camera that could compete with high end models like the Ikon Zeiss Contax and the Leitz Leica.
Some of their earlier folding cameras had state of the art Zeiss designed lenses like the No.1 Autographic Special or the excellent 5-element Ektar lenses in the Kodak Medalist I and II from the 1940s, but then others would have single element meniscus lenses and single speed shutters.
In 1931, Kodak would purchase Nagel Kamerawerk based out of Stuttgart, Germany.
Kodak 35 Original Film Type: 135 (35mm) Lens: 50mm f/3.5 Kodak Anastigmat Special uncoated 4-elements Focus: 3′ 6″ to Infinity Type: Viewfinder Shutter: Kodak No.
It’s this intermittent and puzzling history that confuses, yet intrigues me about how the company was run.He considered several different cameras, including a bulky old Polaroid, eventually settling on a far more manageable Argus C3.The camera wasn’t quite big enough to fit his new digicam inside, so he built a mock body using black micarta.Requests should be directed to Investor Relations Department, Alibaba Group, 26/F Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. At first glance, they don’t look much alike, but in reality they are examples of the same model, one from early in it’s life, and the other from near the end.