Kodak adapted and provided their range of high-quality Ektar photographic lenses for use in post-war RCA 3"-inch I.O. tv cameras (TK10A etc). These now quite rare lenses, were specially fitted with turret screw mounts, and were fully colour-corrected (for infrared).
A KODAK 'ROYAL' 16mm cassette loading movie camera. Clockwork with three shooting speeds 16 24 and 64 fps. Nice Kodak Cine Ektar 25mm focussing lens f/1.9-22. This type of camera was used by H.M. The Queen for her 'home movies' (Not the Bolex H16 as depicted in 'The Crown')
The KODAK CINE SPECIAL is a cassette-load sophisticated clockwork 16mm cine camera with a two lens offset turret. This camera, originating in the 1930s, was popular with wild life photographers. The early editions of David Attenborough's wild life tv series was filmed using a Kodak Special. The camera had five filming speeds, a variable shutter and a single frame facility. Backwind for other effects.
The original KODAK SPECIAL model was designed in 1933. This clockwork, 100ft cassette-loading 16mm camera was sophisticated for its time. Five filming speeds, a variable shutter and critical focusing, back wind and single frame. These cameras had two in-line lenses on the twist turret. Viewfinding was by flip-up optics on the lens unit. These cameras were favourites for wild life and industrial photography. Our example has two focussing Kodak Anastigmat lenses- 15mm and 25mm.