Kodak AG

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Kodak AG is the German branch of the Kodak company. It originated at the end of the 19th century as German branch of Kodak in Berlin, named Eastman Kodak GmbH

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. Kodak A.G. Dr. Nagel Werk 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.

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35mm

Folding

Rigid-bodied

126 film

Viewfinder

See the Instamatic page for a comprehensive list.


SLR

110 film

127 film

folding

rigid

120 & 620 film

folding

616 film

folding

plate

folding

Literature

  • 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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