☰ Menu
Art Deco Cameras

Kodak Retina 126

Specification


Retina 126
Kodak Retina 126
Manufacturer: Kodak
Produced: 1936 - 1938
Type:Folding
Film Size:35mm
ImageSize:36mm x 24mm
Lens Type:Ectar Anastigmat
Focus Type:Variable
Focal Length:50mm
Focal Range:1m - inf.
Aperture Type:10 Blades
Aperture:f/3.5 - f/16
Shutter Type :Compur-Rapid
Shutter Speeds:T,B,1-1/500 sec
Size Closed (w x h x d):75 x 120 x 83 mm
Size Open (w x h x d):75 x 120 x 38 mm

Art Deco Credentials

star star star star star Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated

Description

Behind the Art deco lens-shutter barrel front plate lies a Kodak-Anastigmat Ektar f:3,5 F=5cm lens with aperture f/3.5-f/16. Focusing is by a small handle and scale behind the lens-shutter barrel. There is a DOF scale in German on the bottom plate. It has a Compur-Rapid leaf shutter with speeds 1-1/500s + T & B. The cocking lever as well as the shutter release are on the lens-shutter barrel . The frame counter on the top plate is an additive type with manual reset by small milled lever on the back of the top plate. The viewfinder is of reverse telescopic type with a very small frame.

There is no double exposure prevention and a small lever on the back of the top plate releases the film for rewind. The bellows are self erecting and are opened by a small silver knob on the bottom plate and is closed by pressing the small knobs on the struts. The back cover is hinged and opens by a latch on the left side of the camera. It has a 1/4 inch tripod socket. The body is made from metal and it weighs 471g.

How to Use

This camera is basically a Retina I and you can find the manual here:- Retina I Manual.