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 for these beauties. Make Kodak Model Retina IIa type 016 Year 1951-1954 Format 35mm Shutter…

Whittaker Micro 16

Produced between 1946 and 1950 by the William R. Whittaker Co. Ltd, in Los Angeles, California the Micro 16 is smaller than a pack of cigarettes. It was popular with some police forces of the era. The film is advanced by the normally recessed plunger on the side of the camera, the operation of which…

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 Kodak Model Stereo Year 1954 Format 35mm Shutter Kodak Speed B,25,50,100,200 Lens Kodak Anaston  f3.5…

Q.R.S Kamra

The 1928 Q.R.S Kamra is an attractive bakelite (though I have seen the material for this particular camera referred to as catalin elsewhere) model based on the slightly earlier, and larger, Ellison camera of the same name. This example and most others are missing the crank which both advances the film and fires the shutter….

No. 1 Folding Pocket Kodak (1899)

This is the oldest camera in my collection, so far. The No. 1 Folding Pocket Kodak was a milestone in portable photography. Though large by todays pocketable standards, it was a breakthough for it’s time with its light weight, daylight roll loadable, and well-engineered strut design. Make Kodak Model No. 1 Folding Pocket Kodak Year…