Kodak cameras

Kodak, as well as being the largest film producer in the world, has played a key role in the production of cameras, often innovative and always aimed at the spread of photography in the areas most extensive, with many of them, especially in the late nineteenth century and the first thirty years of the twentieth century, were accompanied by the introduction of a new form of photographic film: it has almost always worked, except in some cases where the low…

Kodak Retina 1b

HISTORY The Retina series represents a wide family of cameras among the most successful ones produced by Kodak, the first model of which is the camera with which the American company launched the new format 135 in disposable charger. Initially just called Retina, then Retina 1 from 1937, was a rather simple device conceived as always for mass photography. Given the success, already in 1937 is accompanied by a more evolved model (Retina II) with coupled rangefinder, followed by a…

Canon A1

HISTORY In the second half of the ’70s we saw expansion of the electronics integrated in the cameras, played with perhaps too early by some companies but not by Canon, which at the right time presents the new series camera “A” in which, in fact, the electronics, in the form of controls and exposure programs, is the key element. The Canon A1 represents the flagship model in terms of technical characteristics of this new series and was commercialized in 1978,…