Chris's camera pages

Welcome to Chris Sherlock's Kodak Retina and Retinette camera pages

Retina I type 117

The Kodak Retina family of fine 35mm cameras began life with the type 117 Retina camera, introduced in 1934 with Kodak's new daylight loading cassettes of 35mm film.


The Retina cameras were manufactured at Kodak A.G. in what had previously been the Dr. August Nagel Camerawerk factory in Stuttgart. The business had been purchased by Kodak in 1931.

A large number of Retina and Retinette cameras were manufactured until production finally ceased in 1969.

One day I hope to have an example of them all, but my collection is work in progress at the moment, as I suspect it always will be.

Retina IIS type 148
Retina 1 type148
Retina IIc