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