Later, in the 20th century, the German Kodak branch became listed at the German stock market, and it bought the independent camera maker Nagel, and its founder Dr. August Nagel became general director of the company when it was bought by Eastman Kodak Company on December 1, 1931. The name was changed to Kodak A.G. - Dr. Nagel Werk and developed its own line of products, including the Kodak Retina Camera. The first Retina camera (Type 117) was introduced in the summer of 1934 along with a new 35mm film Daylight Loading Cartridge (DLC). Dr. August Nagel held the German patent for this new 35mm DLC. This 35mm Daylight Loading Cartridge was designed for the Kodak Retina camera and was also designed to retrofit into existing Leica and Contax cameras. Nagel's son Helmut Nagel led the company after the war.
- Viewfinder cameras (scale focusing):
- Coupled rangefinder cameras:
- Viewfinder cameras
- Retina I BS (040)
- Retina IF (046)
- Retinette (Type 022 - 1954)
- Retinette I (Type 030 - 1958)
- Retinette IA (Types 035 - 1959, 042 - 1960, 044 - 1963)
- Retinette IB (Type 037 - 1959)
- Retinette IB (Type 045 - 1963)
- Retinette II (Type 026 - 1958)
- Retinette IIA (Type 036 - 1959)
- Retinette IIB (Type 031 - 1958)
- Retina S1 & S2 (060, 061)
- Rangefinder cameras
- SLR cameras
See the Instamatic page for a comprehensive list.
- Mini-Instamatic S 30
- Mini-Instamatic S 40
- Pocket Ektra 200 Camera
- Tele-Ektralite 600 Camera
- Pocket Instamatic 300 Camera
- Pocket Instamatic 500 Camera electronic
120 & 620 film
- Coe, Brian: Kodak Cameras, the First Hundred Years; Hove Foto Books, Hove, UK. 1988; ISBN 0-906447-44-5, or 2nd edition, 2003; ISBN 1874707375.
- NAGEL, Helmut: Zauber der Kamera: Beispiele aus dem Kodak-Nagel-Werk, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1977. ISBN 3421025169.
- KEMMLER, Karl Otto: Nagel und Kodak Kameras, Gisela Kemmler, 1983.
- GUBAS, Larry: Further Thoughts on August Nagel, available at Zeiss Historica, vol. 29, Fall 2007, pages 21-22. ISSN 1553-5371.
- GUBAS, Larry: Zeiss Ikon and Dr. August Nagel (History), available at Zeiss Historica, vol. 6, Spring 1984, page 4. ISSN 1553-5371.
- WALLAGE, Peter: August Nagel and the Retina, available at Zeiss Historica, vol. 27, Fall 2005, pages 10-15. ISSN 1553-5371.
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- Historical Society for Retina Cameras
- Retina Rescue - Chris's Camera Pages, by Chris Sherlock
- Kodak Classics by Mischa Koning ~ Contains, besides information about more than 500 Kodak cameras, online copies of the "Retina Guide", the "Retina Reflex Guide" and the "Retinette Guide" by Focus Press.
- Kodak Retina documentation (German) (archived), at Schneider Kreuznach