Kodak

Kodak Instamatic 500

This camera, the Kodak Instamatic 500, was made in Germany between 1963 and 1966. It is the high end of the Instamatic line. Its clean design is solid and attractive, in a Werra sort of way. Make Kodak Model Instamatic… Read More ›

Kodak Retina I (Type 148)

The collection of Retinas continues to grow. This example was picked up at Central Camera in Chicago on my first trip to that photogenic city. As usual, the build quality is exceptional. The Type 148 feels very similar to the… Read More ›

Kodak Retina IIa (type 016)

Visually, this Kodak Retina IIa (type 016), is a little crunchy. However, the mechanical components are near perfect. This sturdy 35mm folding rangefinder typifies what I like about the Retina lineup and why I have a mini-collection within my collection… Read More ›

Kodak Stereo Camera

The Kodak Stereo Camera surprised me, compared to the lightweight and somewhat flimsy design of the Graflex Stereo Graphic, it feels robust and substantial in hand. It appears easy to use, with self-cocking shutter, smooth focus, and spirit level. Make… Read More ›

Kodak Retina 1b type 018

The Kodak Retina 1b (type 018) is an interesting example of the generally amazing Retina lineup. Unlike several of its later brethren, the 018 does not have a rangefinder, nor exposure meter, rather a coupled settings dial keyed to EV… Read More ›