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Kodak Retina I Camera - Original Version - 35mm Folding Camera

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This is a Kodak Retina I Camera. One of many in a long line of Kodak history. This baby functions nicely and looks awesome! Made somewhere between 1939-1941. The camera body was made in Germany, the lens in the USA. Takes 35mm film.

This camera is just beautiful! Clean and tidy. The leather is in awesome shape. It has a nice solid feel, and everything seems to function smoothly. It has an awesome look to it too, even if you are just parking it on your shelf!

Included is its original leather case in fairly good condition.

Condition:

Cosmetics - Excellent. Clean, no dents, minimal wear. A little discoloration on the metal.
Lens - Looks clean and fairly dust-free and scratch-free.
Shutter - Cocks and fires well.
Bellows - seem light tight.
Mechanics - Pops open, folds up easily.


Specs:
Shutter speeds from B 1s -1/300s
Lens - 50 mm f/3.5 Schneider Kreuznach Retina-Xenar
Focus ring - 3.5ft to Infinity (and Beyond!)


Where did this camera come from? I purchased this one and many others at auction from a collection from a photography store. They seemed to have been cleaned professionally at one point, but they have been sitting around for some time. I only clean the outside, leatherette and big grungy bits very gently. I do not wipe lenses, I simply dust them a bit with a soft brush. I never use compressed air to clean my cameras as that may damage them and just blows the dust around. I do not test any camera with film, but I do test their mechanics. Any small or significant issues are always disclosed.

Kodak Retina I Camera - Original Version - 35mm Folding Camera

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: metal, glass, plastic, camera
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New Jersey, United States
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