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Kodak Retina I (type 013)
Manufactured from 1949 to 1951, this model was the first Retina I with a full-length chrome top plate. It was fitted with a Kodak Ektar lens, or a Schneider Xenar like this one.
The shutter is a flash synchronised Compur Rapid. A film type reminder dial is fitted below the rewind knob, and the depth-of-field is marked on the shutter body, rather than like the earlier models which had a dial on the bottom of the camera.
This example has an f/3.5 Retina-Xenar lens, they were also fitted with an f/2.8 Retina-Xenar lens.