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This article focuses mainly on Kodak's 16 mm cine lenses for interchangeable lens cameras.
 
This article focuses mainly on Kodak's 16 mm cine lenses for interchangeable lens cameras.
  
Kodak launched the 16 mm motion picture film format in 1923<ref name="kodak.com">[http://motion.kodak.com/motion/products/production/spotlight_on_16/16mm_camera_information/caminfo.htm 16 mm Camera Information] at kodak.com</ref>, and that year introduced its first motion picture camera, the Cine-Kodak. The 1925 Cine-Kodak Model B gained a lens release lever in 1928<ref name="movie-camera.it">[http://www.movie-camera.it/kodake.html Kodak movie cameras] at movie-camera.it</ref>, but only two lenses were available for it.  The Cine-Kodak Model BB and Cine-Kodak Model K were Kodak's first cine cameras with a variety of available lenses.
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[[Kodak]] launched the 16 mm motion picture film format in 1923<ref name="kodak.com">[https://web.archive.org/web/20120623045938/http://motion.kodak.com/motion/products/production/spotlight_on_16/16mm_camera_information/caminfo.htm 16 mm Camera Information] from kodak.com</ref>, and that year introduced its first motion picture camera, the Cine-Kodak, with a fixed 25 mm f/3.5 lens. With the launch of the Cine-Kodak Model B in 1925<ref name="Lumiere Celebration">[http://www.cineressources.net/ressource.php?collection=OUVRAGES&pk=36352 Honour to Louis Lumière at the Polytechnic, on 20th February, 1936]</ref>, the Cine-Kodak was renamed as the Cine-Kodak Model A.  Late versions of the Cine-Kodak Model A<ref name="1928 Kodaks">[http://www.libraryweb.org/~digitized/tradecats/kodak/Kodaks_and_Kodak_supplies_1928.pdf Kodaks and Kodak Supplies, 1928]</ref> and the Cine-Kodak Model B<ref name="movie-camera.it">[http://www.movie-camera.it/kodake.html Kodak movie cameras] at movie-camera.it</ref> had interchangeable lenses, but only two lenses were available for each.  The Cine-Kodak Model BB and Cine-Kodak Model K were Kodak's first cine cameras with a variety of available lenses.
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==Kodak cine lens mounts==
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'''Model A mount'''
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Just two available lenses: Anastigmat 25 mm f/1.9 and Anastigmat 78 mm f/4.5<ref name="1928 Kodaks" />
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*Ciné-Kodak Model A (later version, 1926-<ref name="Lumiere Celebration" />)
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'''Model B mount'''
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Just two available lenses: Anastigmat 25 mm f/1.9 and Anastigmat 78 mm f/4.5
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*Ciné-Kodak Model B (later version, 1928-1931<ref name="movie-camera.it" />)
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'''Model K mount'''
  
'''Kodak Type J mount'''
 
 
*Cine-Kodak Model BB f1.9 (1929-1932)  (not the BB f3.5 or BB Junior)
 
*Cine-Kodak Model BB f1.9 (1929-1932)  (not the BB f3.5 or BB Junior)
 
*Ciné-Kodak Model K (1930-1946)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
 
*Ciné-Kodak Model K (1930-1946)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
  
'''Kodak Type P mount'''
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'''Eight model 60 mount'''
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Just two available lenses: Anastigmat 13 mm f/1.9 and Telephoto 38 mm f/4.5<ref name="1940 Cine-Kodak brochure">[http://www.libraryweb.org/~digitized/tradecats/kodak/Cine_Kodaks_1940.pdf Ciné-Kodak brochure, 1940]</ref>
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*Ciné-Kodak Eight model 60 (8 mm) (1932-1946)
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'''Cine-Kodak Special mount'''
  
 
*Cine-Kodak Special (1933-1948)<ref name="kodak.com" />
 
*Cine-Kodak Special (1933-1948)<ref name="kodak.com" />
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'''Kodak Type S mount'''
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The Kodak Type S mount was Kodak's universal cine lens mount, adaptable to nearly all of Kodak's interchangeable lens cine cameras.  Type S lenses were introduced in the mid 1930s, sometime after the Cine-Kodak Special and more than a decade before Kodak's only camera with a Type S mount: the Cine-Kodak Special II.  Nearly all of Kodak's cine lenses from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were available in the Type S mount, and there were many more Kodak lenses in Type S mount than in any other mount.
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*Cine-Kodak Special II (1948-1961)<ref name="kodak.com" />
  
 
'''Kodak Type M mount'''
 
'''Kodak Type M mount'''
  
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All of Kodak's magazine cine cameras used this mount.
 
*Magazine Cine-Kodak (1936-1945)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
 
*Magazine Cine-Kodak (1936-1945)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
 
*Cine-Kodak Magazine 16 (1945-1950)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
 
*Cine-Kodak Magazine 16 (1945-1950)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
 
*Cine-Kodak Royal Magazine  (1950-1967)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
 
*Cine-Kodak Royal Magazine  (1950-1967)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
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*Magazine Ciné-Kodak Eight model 90 (8 mm) (1940-1946)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
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*Ciné-Kodak Magazine 8 (8 mm) (1946-1955)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
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'''Type A mount'''
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Threaded mount similar to C-mount.  Kodak considered Type A to be distinct from Type C<ref name="1950_price_list">[http://www.flickr.com/photos/109955494@N02/13570851125/in/pool-camerawiki Kodak Cine Ektar and Ektanon lens price list, 1950]</ref>, but it's unclear why.  Type A is not thought to be related to the early Bell & Howell Filmo A-mount.
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*Ciné-Kodak Model E (1937-1946)<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20160704234629/http://www.trickphotography-la.com/tp-collection.html The Collection] at trickphotography-la.com</ref>
  
'''Kodak Type S mount'''
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'''D-mount''' (8 mm)
  
The Kodak Type S mount was Kodak's universal cine lens mount, adaptable to nearly all of Kodak's interchangeable lens cine cameras (types J, P, M, C, and D). Type S lenses were introduced in the mid 1930s, sometime after the Cine-Kodak Special and more than a decade before Kodak's first and only camera with a Type S mount: the Cine-Kodak Special II. Nearly all of Kodak's cine lenses from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were available in the Type S mount, and there were many more Kodak lenses in Type S mount than in any other mount.
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*Cine-Kodak Reliant (1949-1954)<ref>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/camerawiki/6111528288 Cine-Kodak Reliant ad, 1949]</ref><ref>[http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/10897023/ Cine-Kodak Reliant ad, 1954]</ref>
*Cine-Kodak Special II (1948-1961)<ref name="kodak.com" />
 
  
 
'''[[C-mount]]'''
 
'''[[C-mount]]'''
  
*Ciné-Kodak Model E (1937-1946)<ref>[http://www.trickphotography-la.com/tp-collection.html The Collection] at trickphotography-la.com</ref>
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*Cine-Kodak K-100 (single lens) (1955-1958)<ref>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/74516167@N00/5356065041 Cine-Kodak K-100 ad, 1955]</ref>
*Cine-Kodak K-100 (single lens) (1955-)
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*Cine-Kodak K-100 Turret Camera (1956-1959)<ref>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthetube/2422157495 Cine-Kodak K-100 Turret Camera ad, 1956]</ref><ref>[http://mcnygenealogy.com/book/kodak/kodak-movie-news-v07-n2.pdf Kodak Movie News, summer 1959]</ref>
*Cine-Kodak K-100 Turret Camera (1956-)
 
  
===8mm===
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'''Kodak Type R mount'''
*Ciné-Kodak Eight Model 60<ref name="8mm/16mm Cine-Kodak brochure">[http://www.libraryweb.org/~digitized/tradecats/kodak/Cine_Kodaks_1940.pdf Ciné-Kodak brochure 1940]</ref>
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*Kodak Reflex Special (1962-1964)<ref>[http://mcnygenealogy.com/book/kodak/kodak-movie-news-v10-n3.pdf Kodak Movie News, fall 1962]</ref><ref>[http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Broadcast-Engineering/BE/60s/BE-1964-05.pdf Broadcast Engineering, May 1964]</ref> just a few hundred cameras manufactured<ref>[http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/kodak-reflex-special-16mm-movie-77792746 Kodak Reflex Special] at worthpoint.com</ref><br style="clear:right" />
*Magazine Ciné-Kodak Eight<ref name="8mm/16mm Cine-Kodak brochure"/>
 
*Magazine Cine-Kodak Eight model 90 (1940-1955)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
 
 
 
'''D-mount (8 mm)'''
 
*Cine-Kodak Reliant
 
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==Kodak 8 mm cine lenses==
 
==Kodak 8 mm cine lenses==
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for interchangeable lens cameras
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''Ciné-Kodak Eight Model 60''
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'''Kodak Anastigmat'''
*Kodak [[Anastigmat]] 13 mm f/1.9
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*9 mm f/2.7
*Kodak [[Telephoto]] 38 mm f/4.5
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*13 mm f/1.9
''Magazine Ciné-Kodak Eight''
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*Telephoto 38 mm f/4.5 for the Cine-Kodak Eight model 60
*Kodak [[Anastigmat]] 9 mm f/2.7
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*38 mm f/2.5
*Kodak [[Anastigmat]] 13 mm f/1.9
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'''Kodak Cine Ektanon'''
*Kodak [[Anastigmat]] 25 mm f/1.9
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*6.5 mm f/1.9
*adaptable
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*9 mm f/2.7
**38 mm f/2.5
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*13 mm f/2.7
**50 mm f/1.6
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*13 mm f/1.9
**63 mm f/2.7
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*38 mm f/2.8
**76 mm f/4.5
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*38 mm f/2.5<br style="clear:right" />
''D-mount''
 
*Cine Ektanon 13 mm f/2.7
 
*Cine Ektanon 38 mm f/2.8
 
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==Kodak 16 mm cine lenses==
 
==Kodak 16 mm cine lenses==
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===Kodak Anastigmat===
 
===Kodak Anastigmat===
 
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'Anastigmat' was Kodak's name for most of its better lenses made in the 1920s and 1930s.  The name was used generically by many lens manufacturers to indicate correction for astigmatism.  Some of Kodak's smaller aperture, longer focal length cine lenses carried the name 'Cine-Kodak Telephoto' instead of Anastigmat, but all indications are that the lenses were of the same general type and quality.  Around 1940, Kodak started marking all lens barrels with focal lengths in millimeters.
 
'Anastigmat' was Kodak's name for most of its better lenses made in the 1920s and 1930s.  The name was used generically by many lens manufacturers to indicate correction for astigmatism.  Some of Kodak's smaller aperture, longer focal length cine lenses carried the name 'Cine-Kodak Telephoto' instead of Anastigmat, but all indications are that the lenses were of the same general type and quality.  Around 1940, Kodak started marking all lens barrels with focal lengths in millimeters.
 
*Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses:  1936-1948 (have you seen older or newer examples?)
 
*Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses:  1936-1948 (have you seen older or newer examples?)
 
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*Anastigmat 15 mm f/2.7
 
*Anastigmat 15 mm f/2.7
*Anastigmat 20 mm f/3.5 fixed focus, C-mount for the Cine-Kodak Model E
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*Anastigmat 20 mm f/3.5 for the Model K<ref name="1933 Cine-kodak brochure">[http://www.libraryweb.org/~digitized/tradecats/kodak/Cine_Kodaks_1933.pdf Cine-Kodak Brochure, 1933]</ref>, or fixed focus Type A mount for the Cine-Kodak Model E<ref>[http://www.apecity.com/manuals/pdf/kodak_model_e_manual.pdf Cine-Kodak Model E manual]</ref>
 
*Anastigmat 25 mm f/1.9.  Four air spaced elements.  [http://www.google.com/patents/US1620337 U.S. patent 1620337]
 
*Anastigmat 25 mm f/1.9.  Four air spaced elements.  [http://www.google.com/patents/US1620337 U.S. patent 1620337]
 
*Anastigmat 2 in. (50 mm) f/3.5
 
*Anastigmat 2 in. (50 mm) f/3.5
 
*Anastigmat 50 mm f/1.6
 
*Anastigmat 50 mm f/1.6
*Anastigmat 2-1/2 in (63 mm) f/2.7
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*Anastigmat 2-1/2 in (63 mm) f/2.7. [https://patents.google.com/patent/US2019735A U.S. Patent 2019735]
 
*Telephoto 3 in. (76 mm) f/4.5
 
*Telephoto 3 in. (76 mm) f/4.5
*Anastigmat 78 mm f/4.5 in Type J, or for the late model interchangeable Cine-Kodak Model B (1928-1931)<ref name="movie-camera.it" />
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*Anastigmat 78 mm f/4.5 for the Model A, B, BB, or K
 
*Anastigmat 4 in. (102 mm) f/2.7
 
*Anastigmat 4 in. (102 mm) f/2.7
 
*Telephoto 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) f/4.5
 
*Telephoto 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) f/4.5
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Kodak mostly stopped using the Anastigmat name in 1948 or 1949.  At that time several Anastigmat lenses were renamed to Ektanon, and the other Anastigmats were likely discontinued.  Kodak used the Ektanon name for mid-level consumer products.
 
Kodak mostly stopped using the Anastigmat name in 1948 or 1949.  At that time several Anastigmat lenses were renamed to Ektanon, and the other Anastigmats were likely discontinued.  Kodak used the Ektanon name for mid-level consumer products.
 
*Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses:  1949-1954 (have you seen older or newer examples?)
 
*Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses:  1949-1954 (have you seen older or newer examples?)
 
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*Cine Ektanon 15 mm f/2.7
 
*Cine Ektanon 15 mm f/2.7
*Cine Ektanon 38 mm f/2.5
 
 
*Cine Ektanon 50 mm f/1.6
 
*Cine Ektanon 50 mm f/1.6
 
*Cine Ektanon 63 mm f/2.7
 
*Cine Ektanon 63 mm f/2.7
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===Kodak Cine Ektar===
 
===Kodak Cine Ektar===
 
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Starting in the 1930s, Kodak used the Ektar name for a new line of its best lenses.  Cine Ektar lenses were new designs, generally superior to the Anastigmat lenses, both optically and mechanically.
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Starting in 1936<ref>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/nesster/5807421485/in/set-72157626888768850/ Kodak Lens Manual, 1941]</ref>, Kodak used the Ektar name for a new line of its best lenses.  Cine Ektar lenses were generally superior to Anastigmat lenses, both optically and mechanically.
 
* Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses: 1945-1964 (have you seen older or newer examples?)
 
* Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses: 1945-1964 (have you seen older or newer examples?)
 
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*Cine Ektar 15mm f/2.5
 
*Cine Ektar 15mm f/2.5
 
*Cine Ektar 25 mm f/1.9
 
*Cine Ektar 25 mm f/1.9
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*Cine Ektar 102 mm f/2.7
 
*Cine Ektar 102 mm f/2.7
 
*Cine Ektar 152 mm f/4.0
 
*Cine Ektar 152 mm f/4.0
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===Kodak Cine Ekton===
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*Kodak Cine Ekton 10 mm f/1.8
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*Kodak Cine Ekton 15 mm f/1.3
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*Kodak Cine Ekton 25 mm f/1.4
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*Kodak Cine Ekton 50 mm f/1.5
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*Kodak Cine Ekton 75 mm f/2.5
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*Kodak Cine Ekton 150 mm f/2.7
  
 
==Lens coatings==
 
==Lens coatings==
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==Lens serial numbers==
 
==Lens serial numbers==
Starting sometime in 1940, all Kodak 16 mm cine lenses had serial numbers starting with a 2-letter code indicating the date.  For lenses manufactured in the U.S. (which all of Kodak's cine lenses apparently were), the code is derived from the sequence of letters in the word "[[Camerosity|CAMEROSITY]]".
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Starting sometime in 1940, all Kodak 16 mm cine lens serial numbers are prefixed with a 2-letter code indicating the date.  For lenses manufactured in the U.S. (which all Kodak-made cine lenses apparently were), the code is derived from the sequence of letters in the word "[[Camerosity|CAMEROSITY]]".
  
 
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Kodak made adapters from Type S mount lenses to many of its cameras: types J, P, M, C, and DThe adapters for type J and P cameras have an attached viewfinder lens and/or masks to match the angles of view of specific focal length lenses.
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Kodak made adapters from Type S mount lenses for Type M, A, C, D, and R camerasFor Type S lenses on the Cine-Kodak Model K and Cine-Kodak Special, there were several types of adapters<ref name="1950_price_list" /> each with a different attached viewfinder lens and/or flip-up masks to match the angles of view of specific focal length lenses. Kodak supplied additional viewfinder masks that could be manually installed into an adapter.
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*Type H adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Model K with a 15 mm lens
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*Type G adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Special with a 15 mm lens
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*Type F adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Special with long focus lenses
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Elgeet made a type S to C-mount adapter.
 
Elgeet made a type S to C-mount adapter.
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Associated Photo Products (APPCO) Lektro 16 mm cameras
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*Kodak Anastigmat 1-3/8 in. (35 mm) f/3.5<ref>[https://books.google.com/books?id=R2AzAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA1&pg=PA130#v=onepage&q&f=false Popular Photography, Oct. 1948, page 130]</ref>
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*Elgeet Cine Navitar 75 mm f/1.9
 
*Elgeet Cine Navitar 75 mm f/1.9
 
*Zoomar 16  1 inch to 3 inch f/2.8.  [http://www.google.com/patents/US2454686 U.S. patent 2454686]
 
*Zoomar 16  1 inch to 3 inch f/2.8.  [http://www.google.com/patents/US2454686 U.S. patent 2454686]
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==Notes==
== Notes ==
 
See also:
 
*[[Kodak]]
 
*[[Kodak lenses]]
 
*[http://www.bnphoto.org/bnphoto/KodakEktars.htm Kodak Ektars] at bnphoto.org
 
*[http://www.bnphoto.org/bnphoto/KodakID_db.htm Kodak Lens Coating] at bnphoto.org
 
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*[http://www.bnphoto.org/bnphoto/KodakEktars.htm Kodak Ektars] at bnphoto.org
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*[http://www.bnphoto.org/bnphoto/KodakID_db.htm Kodak Lens Coating] at bnphoto.org

Latest revision as of 09:05, 20 June 2020

This article focuses mainly on Kodak's 16 mm cine lenses for interchangeable lens cameras.

Kodak launched the 16 mm motion picture film format in 1923[1], and that year introduced its first motion picture camera, the Cine-Kodak, with a fixed 25 mm f/3.5 lens. With the launch of the Cine-Kodak Model B in 1925[2], the Cine-Kodak was renamed as the Cine-Kodak Model A. Late versions of the Cine-Kodak Model A[3] and the Cine-Kodak Model B[4] had interchangeable lenses, but only two lenses were available for each. The Cine-Kodak Model BB and Cine-Kodak Model K were Kodak's first cine cameras with a variety of available lenses.

Interchangeable lens Ciné-Kodak cameras

Model A mount

Just two available lenses: Anastigmat 25 mm f/1.9 and Anastigmat 78 mm f/4.5[3]

  • Ciné-Kodak Model A (later version, 1926-[2])

Model B mount

Just two available lenses: Anastigmat 25 mm f/1.9 and Anastigmat 78 mm f/4.5

  • Ciné-Kodak Model B (later version, 1928-1931[4])

Model K mount

  • Cine-Kodak Model BB f1.9 (1929-1932) (not the BB f3.5 or BB Junior)
  • Ciné-Kodak Model K (1930-1946)[4]

Eight model 60 mount

Just two available lenses: Anastigmat 13 mm f/1.9 and Telephoto 38 mm f/4.5[5]

  • Ciné-Kodak Eight model 60 (8 mm) (1932-1946)

Cine-Kodak Special mount

  • Cine-Kodak Special (1933-1948)[1]

Kodak Type S mount

The Kodak Type S mount was Kodak's universal cine lens mount, adaptable to nearly all of Kodak's interchangeable lens cine cameras. Type S lenses were introduced in the mid 1930s, sometime after the Cine-Kodak Special and more than a decade before Kodak's only camera with a Type S mount: the Cine-Kodak Special II. Nearly all of Kodak's cine lenses from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were available in the Type S mount, and there were many more Kodak lenses in Type S mount than in any other mount.

  • Cine-Kodak Special II (1948-1961)[1]

Kodak Type M mount

All of Kodak's magazine cine cameras used this mount.

  • Magazine Cine-Kodak (1936-1945)[4]
  • Cine-Kodak Magazine 16 (1945-1950)[4]
  • Cine-Kodak Royal Magazine (1950-1967)[4]
  • Magazine Ciné-Kodak Eight model 90 (8 mm) (1940-1946)[4]
  • Ciné-Kodak Magazine 8 (8 mm) (1946-1955)[4]

Type A mount

Threaded mount similar to C-mount. Kodak considered Type A to be distinct from Type C[6], but it's unclear why. Type A is not thought to be related to the early Bell & Howell Filmo A-mount.

  • Ciné-Kodak Model E (1937-1946)[7]

D-mount (8 mm)

  • Cine-Kodak Reliant (1949-1954)[8][9]

C-mount

  • Cine-Kodak K-100 (single lens) (1955-1958)[10]
  • Cine-Kodak K-100 Turret Camera (1956-1959)[11][12]

Kodak Type R mount

  • Kodak Reflex Special (1962-1964)[13][14] just a few hundred cameras manufactured[15]

Kodak 8 mm cine lenses

for interchangeable lens cameras

Kodak Anastigmat

  • 9 mm f/2.7
  • 13 mm f/1.9
  • Telephoto 38 mm f/4.5 for the Cine-Kodak Eight model 60
  • 38 mm f/2.5

Kodak Cine Ektanon

  • 6.5 mm f/1.9
  • 9 mm f/2.7
  • 13 mm f/2.7
  • 13 mm f/1.9
  • 38 mm f/2.8
  • 38 mm f/2.5

Kodak 16 mm cine lenses

for interchangeable lens cameras

Kodak Anastigmat

'Anastigmat' was Kodak's name for most of its better lenses made in the 1920s and 1930s. The name was used generically by many lens manufacturers to indicate correction for astigmatism. Some of Kodak's smaller aperture, longer focal length cine lenses carried the name 'Cine-Kodak Telephoto' instead of Anastigmat, but all indications are that the lenses were of the same general type and quality. Around 1940, Kodak started marking all lens barrels with focal lengths in millimeters.

  • Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses: 1936-1948 (have you seen older or newer examples?)


  • Anastigmat 15 mm f/2.7
  • Anastigmat 20 mm f/3.5 for the Model K[16], or fixed focus Type A mount for the Cine-Kodak Model E[17]
  • Anastigmat 25 mm f/1.9. Four air spaced elements. U.S. patent 1620337
  • Anastigmat 2 in. (50 mm) f/3.5
  • Anastigmat 50 mm f/1.6
  • Anastigmat 2-1/2 in (63 mm) f/2.7. U.S. Patent 2019735
  • Telephoto 3 in. (76 mm) f/4.5
  • Anastigmat 78 mm f/4.5 for the Model A, B, BB, or K
  • Anastigmat 4 in. (102 mm) f/2.7
  • Telephoto 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) f/4.5
  • Telephoto 6 in. (152 mm) f/4.5. Four elements in two groups. U.S. patent 1897896

Kodak Cine Ektanon

Kodak mostly stopped using the Anastigmat name in 1948 or 1949. At that time several Anastigmat lenses were renamed to Ektanon, and the other Anastigmats were likely discontinued. Kodak used the Ektanon name for mid-level consumer products.

  • Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses: 1949-1954 (have you seen older or newer examples?)


  • Cine Ektanon 15 mm f/2.7
  • Cine Ektanon 50 mm f/1.6
  • Cine Ektanon 63 mm f/2.7
  • Cine Ektanon 102 mm f/2.7
  • Cine Ektanon 152 mm f/4.5

Kodak Cine Ektar

Starting in 1936[18], Kodak used the Ektar name for a new line of its best lenses. Cine Ektar lenses were generally superior to Anastigmat lenses, both optically and mechanically.

  • Observed dates of manufacture for Type S lenses: 1945-1964 (have you seen older or newer examples?)


  • Cine Ektar 15mm f/2.5
  • Cine Ektar 25 mm f/1.9
  • Cine Ektar 25 mm f/1.4
  • Cine Ektar 25 mm to 15 mm converter (for the 25 mm f/1.4 Cine Ektar)
  • Cine Ektar II 25 mm f/1.9 (1952-1956)
  • Cine Ektar II 25 mm f/1.4 (1953-1963)
  • Cine Ektar 40 mm f/1.6
  • Cine Ektar 50 mm f/1.9
  • Cine Ektar 63 mm f/2.0
  • Cine Ektar 102 mm f/2.7
  • Cine Ektar 152 mm f/4.0

Kodak Cine Ekton

all in Type R for the Kodak Reflex Special, apparently all made by Angenieux

  • Kodak Cine Ekton 10 mm f/1.8
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 15 mm f/1.3
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 25 mm f/1.4
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 50 mm f/1.5
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 75 mm f/2.5
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 150 mm f/2.7

Lens coatings

In the early or mid 1940s Kodak started coating some cine lens surfaces with a single hard layer of magnesium fluoride. By 1945 or 1946, most Kodak cine lens surfaces were coated, and starting around 1947 Kodak used the name "Lumenized" in cine lens packaging and literature to indicate that all lens surfaces were coated. Lumenized lenses are marked with a small "L" in a circle on the lens barrel. Kodak's 1930s cine lenses are uncoated, and Kodak is not thought to have used calcium fluoride (soft) coatings on its cine lenses.

Lens serial numbers

Starting sometime in 1940, all Kodak 16 mm cine lens serial numbers are prefixed with a 2-letter code indicating the date. For lenses manufactured in the U.S. (which all Kodak-made cine lenses apparently were), the code is derived from the sequence of letters in the word "CAMEROSITY".

Adapters

Kodak made adapters from Type S mount lenses for Type M, A, C, D, and R cameras. For Type S lenses on the Cine-Kodak Model K and Cine-Kodak Special, there were several types of adapters[6] each with a different attached viewfinder lens and/or flip-up masks to match the angles of view of specific focal length lenses. Kodak supplied additional viewfinder masks that could be manually installed into an adapter.

  • Type H adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Model K with a 15 mm lens
  • Type J adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Model K with long focus lenses
  • Type R adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Model K with a 25 mm lens
  • Type G adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Special with a 15 mm lens
  • Type F adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Special with long focus lenses
  • Type P adapter: for the Cine-Kodak Special with a 25 mm lens


Elgeet made a type S to C-mount adapter.

Guangzhou Yeenon makes a Type S to L39 adapter

Kodak cine lenses for 3rd-party cameras

Associated Photo Products (APPCO) Lektro 16 mm cameras

  • Kodak Anastigmat 1-3/8 in. (35 mm) f/3.5[19]

3rd-party lenses for Kodak cine cameras

with Kodak cine mounts


Kodak Type M mount

  • Kinotar (Ichizuka/Cosmicar) 6.5 mm f/1.9 (8 mm)
  • P.ANGENIEUX 25 mm f/1.4

Kodak Type S mount

  • Elgeet Cine Navitar 13 mm f/1.5
  • Elgeet Cine Navitar 75 mm f/1.9
  • Zoomar 16 1 inch to 3 inch f/2.8. U.S. patent 2454686

Kodak Type R mount

  • Angenieux 17.5-70 mm f/2.2 (unclear if this was Kodak branded or not)


Notes

Links

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