At 03:53 PM 1/8/2009, Richard Knoppow wrote: > The Kodak Ektra was an _almost_ excellent design. The >rangefinder/viewfinder is excellent but the camera has other >problems. It was also introduced at a bad time. Its too bad >Kodak didn't pursue the Ektra with an improved version after >WW-2. I suspect this was a marketing decision since they >were making other 35mm cameras including the Retina.Effectively, the Ektra I was only produced for fifteen months or so prior to Pearl Harbor. Design work continued for a Postwar Ektra II but, as I recall, only two of these were built and series production was not resumed.
An interesting camera.I have a chart of various RF cameras with the actual RF baseline and the amount of magnification or minification afforded by the VF. When I remember, I'll dig it out and e-mail you a copy in PDF.
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