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Kodak Retina II (type 011), 35mm folding camera 1946 -1949

This Retina II traces it's ancestry back to the Retina of 1934 but now introduced a coupled rangefinder. Production started in 1936 with the type 122, again produced in the Stuttgart plant but ceased during World War II. After the end of WW2 production started again with the type 010 Retina (change of numbering system) whilst the Retina II family commenced with the 011 seen here. This Retina II was acquired in December 2004 as a wreck, being seized with rust and every function jammed. At sometime in the past someone had forced the poor thing closed when it was not focussed at infinity, please note that there is a lock to try and prevent you from doing this. Now completely rebuilt and ready to go, we are grateful to Chris Eve for his help in making the pattern for the rear covering. The leather embossing restoration on this camera is the subject of Project 01 in the workshop area.

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Kodak Retina II (type 011), 35mm folding camera 1946 -1949

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Body No.126510
Shutter, Compur No.6201383, speeds B, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 & 500th
Lens No.1907467, Schneider Kreuznach, coated Xenon 5cm f/2
Condition, 6F, restored

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