Updated review: Kodak 35

This is the first 35mm camera Kodak made in the United States. It’s the aptly named 35, and I’ve updated my review of it here.

Kodak 35


6 responses to “Updated review: Kodak 35”

  1. David Avatar

    Weren’t the Tourist Multiple and Argus A made in the USA? Both were introduced before the Kodak 35.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes, but they’re not Kodaks! The 35 is the first 35mm camera Kodak built in the US.

      1. David Avatar

        You’re absolutely correct. It seems like everyone of my grandparents’ generation called any camera a “Kodak” regardless of the make.

        1. Marc Beebe Avatar

          Right you are: the word Kodak became somewhat generic for a while due to their overwhelming sales figures.

  2. Marc Beebe Avatar

    Had both the 35 and the 35 RF. Both capable cameras, although the RF was kind of ungainly and the focusing wasn’t smooth in its action. Also had the Argus C2, C3, and C4 (as well as some other) models. They were less expensive, just as good, and perhaps a bit less ‘crude’ than the Kodak.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      The RF model looks super ungainly. I’m not interested in trying one. The viewfinder model satisfied my curiosity.

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