Bewildering numbers of folding Retinas were built in Germany at the old Nagel-Werke in Stuttgart, an early Kodak acquisition. The first Type 117 Retina I appeared in 1933, and the last folders were the IB/IIC/IIIC, made from 1957-58 to 1960. Retinettes are similar but have cheaper lenses or shutters or both. The first was the 1939 Type 147; the last folding Retinette, the Type 017 (1952-54) with an f/4.5 Schneider Xenar in a Prontor SV, is an excellent camera in its own right. Later rigid-bodied Retinas and Retinettes are less attractive, and often less well specified.
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