Kodak Retinette IIA Camera, Type 036

Made:
c.1960 in Stuttgart
maker:
Kodak AG

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Kodak Retinette IIA camera (Type 036) Retinette IIA Camera, Type 036, made by Kodak in Germany, 1959-1960
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Solid body for 35mm camera 24 x 36mm.Fitted with a Reomar lens F:45mm, f/2.8-22. With a prontormat shutter - no exposure times marked - symbols for daylight and flash, B setting. Aperture and shutter coupled, set by aligning pointer of built in photoelectric meter in brightline viewfinder. Incident light cover for photocell. Front cell focusing, automatic depth of field indicators. Accessory shoe, film type dial. Plastic windon lever is placed below the body. No. 52237. Kodak AG 1959-1960.

Retinette IIA Camera, Type 036, made by Kodak in Germany, 1959-1960.

Fitted with a Reomar lens F:45mm, f/2.8-22. With a prontormat shutter - no exposure times marked - symbols for daylight and flash, B setting. Aperture and shutter coupled, set by aligning pointer of built in photoelectric meter in brightline viewfinder. Incident light cover for photocell. Front cell focusing, automatic depth of field indicators. Accessory shoe, film type dial. Plastic windon lever is placed below the body. No. 52237. Kodak AG 1959-1960.

The Retinette was part of a series of 35mm viewfinder cameras made by Kodak AG. They were a cheaper version of the Retina series, without rangefinders. The Retinette IIA is a solid-bodied miniature camera for 35mm film, fitted with a Reomar f2.8, 45mm lens and a Prontormat shutter. This was an advanced version of the Retinette 1A Type 035 camera, with a built-in photo-electric exposure meter.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/2063
Materials:
glass, plastic
type:
35mm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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