Kodak Retina (type 126)

Manufactured from 1936 to 1937, the Kodak Retina I Type 126 was the first manufactured with a chrome top plate. Though functionally identical to the Type 119, all other control surfaces on the 126 are also chrome. The 126 also has an accessory shoe next to the rewind knob.

This example is fitted with a Compur-Rapid shutter and Anastigmat Ektar f/3.5 5cm lens. Other lens options include Zeiss Tessar 1:3.5 5cm, Kodak-Pupillar f3.5 5cm, or Kodak Anastigmat 1:3.5 5cm.

Make Kodak
Model Retina I (type 126)
Year 1936 – 1937
Format 35mm
Shutter Compur-Rapid
Speed T,B,1 to 1/500
Lens Anastigmat Ektar
f3.5, 5cm
Focus 3.5ft to ∞
Aperture 3.5 to 16
Light Meter No
Rangefinder No




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