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KODAK DUEX 1940
The Duex Camera is a medium format film viewfinder like box camera made by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY from 1940 to 1942.
Designed as an inexpensive camera with art-deco styling. This camera took 16 - 4.5 x 6.0 centimeter sized exposures on 620 film. Constructed of a metal body with a Bakelite Periscopic lens assembly, containing a doublet lens that could be extended manually by unscrew the front.
This camera weighs approximately 13 ounces and the original price in 1940 was $5.75.
KODAK RETINA I (type 010) 1946-1949
Kodak Retina I is a 35mm film folding camera, manufactured by Kodak AG_ Stuttgart, Germany, and produced between 1936-41 and 1945-50.
The original Retina, introduced in 1934, was the first camera to use the modern 35mm film cartridge. The Retina I appeared in 1936 and the line continued on for two decades with a series of model changes.
After WW2, production started again in 1945 as No.010. It was produced only for export until 1949 and the U.S. military. No.010 was almost identical to the pre-war model of the retina I No 148.
My camera is a Type 010, built in Kodak's Stuttgart plant between 1946 and 1949; it is distinguished from the pre-war Type 148 by the presence of a barrel-shaped focus knob rather than the small conical one on the earlier camera. The lens mount is a unit focus design in which the entire lens and shutter assembly moves in and out when the focus ring is rotated.This model was supplied with either Schneider Xenar (coated or uncoated), Anastigmat Ektar, Kodak-Anastigmat, Kodak Ektar or Rodenstock Ysar lenses in Compur or Compur-Rapid shutters.Without a rangefinder, focusing was by estimation. A circular depth of field calculator on the base of the camera could be consulted to determine depth of focus at different apertures.
Type: 35mm film folding cameraBuilt beetwen 1946-1949
Lens: Kodak-Ektar 50mm f/3.5 (Made in USA)
Daylight Loading Cartridge (DLC)
KODAK TOURIST II / MAY 1951
The Kodak Tourists were the last in a long line of American made folding roll film cameras from Eastman Kodak. The Tourist II, introduced in May of 1951, features a redesigned top cover and a new viewfinder, which contains frame lines for the optional 828 roll film adapter. Production was discontinued in July of 1958.
Fun Facts:The Brownie Bull's-Eye was a Bakelite Box camera designed by Arthur H. Crapsey, who also designed the highly successful Kodak Brownie Star series along with other cameras for Kodak. The body featured an eye-level viewfinder and a large shutter-release button on the front vertical edge, in front of the winding knob.
KODAK BROWNIE BULL'S EYE / 1954
The Brownie Bull's-Eye was made from moulded plastic, had an optical direct vision finder, and pin and screw flash contacts.
Variations: From 1954-Aug 1958 the black and silver-grey model was produced and from Sept 1957-Oct 1960 a version with a gold enameled with brass color front plate and black knobs was made, known as the "Gold-Version".
Type: Solid Body Eyelevel Rollfilm
Introduced: Aug 1954
Discontinued: Oct 1960
Film size: 620
Picture size: 2 1/4 X 3 1/4"
Original price: Black $13.00 Gold $15.00
KODAK RETINETTE F / 1954-1958
The Kodak Retinette is a series of 35mm viewfinder cameras made in Germany by Kodak AG. They were a budget version of the Retina series, without rangefinders.
Manufactured from 1954 to 1958, Kodak Retinette F is the French market version of the type 022 model. The German manufactured body was apparently fitted with a Kodak Anastigmat Angenieux 45mm f/3.5 and a Kodak shutter in France.
KODAK PONY IV / 1957
Similar in style to the Pony 135 models, this camera has a more
streamlined line to the lens/shutter housing, which is calibrated in EV's. Flash facility is provided by the "Pin & Screw" contacts on the left hand end of the body. On the back of the camera is a holder for film exposure information. Unusually for a 35mm camera of this era, the shutter is not self cocking. An interesting feature, the knurled front ring on the lens is a supplied "Series V" retaining ring. With this unscrewed, any "Series V" accessory lens or filter can be fitted without further adaptors.
Name: Kodak Pony IV
Produced between: 1957 - 1961
Lens: Anastar 44mm f/3.5
Shutter : Flash 250
Film type: 135
Picture size: 24 x 36 mm
Original list price (USD): 40.00
Categories: 35 mm
KODAK DISC / 1982-1984
The Kodak Disc 6000 was once the nicer camera in the disc series. The nicest feature being the close up lens for portraits, which not only shifts an additional lens in front of the taking lens, but also slides a lens in front of the view finder for parallax correction. It also has a door which is used to protect the lens and buttons.
Name: Kodak Disc 6000
Produced between: 1982 - 1984
Lens: 12.5mm, f/2.8 Aspheric
Shutter: 1/100, 1/200
Film type: HR Disc
Picture size: 8 x 10 mm
Original list price (USD): 90.00
History of Kodak Disc Cameras (1982-1990)
In an effort to capitalize further on the advances in film technology and the popularity of the quick-loading Instamatic cameras, Kodak introduced the Disc format in 1982, but the ultra-small 8x10mm negatives were never very successful in the hands of "Joe Public" and his family and Kodak stopped producing cameras in this format in 1990. According to one source, Kodak produced 8 million disc cameras during the first year of production. As a point of interest, most, if not all, Kodak Disc cameras were fitted with aspheric lenses, the mass production of which Kodak had developed.
Film for this format was withdrawn from production by Kodak in 1998, it is no longer manufactured by anyone.
Most, if not all, Kodak Disc cameras have a four-character "CAMEROSITY" date-code, usually on the inside of the film door, near the hinge.
Kodak Disc Cameras timeline
Goodbye to Kodak Disc Film
KODAK RETINETTE IA / 1966
Kodak Retinette IA type 044 late model 1966.
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Reomar 45mm f2.8
Shutter: Prontor 250S (1/30-1/250 +B), then later Prontor 300S with speeds up to 1/300
Retinette IA is engraved in uppercases.
Serial no: on the hot-shoe.
Focusing: front element focusing, gues the distance, also there are symbols for portrait, group and landscape on distance scale, w/DOF scale.