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Kodak K-100 and K-100 Turret

Kodak introduced the K-100 in 1955 to fill the gap between the amatuer Cine Royal and the professional Cine Special II. The was followed by the K-100 Turret in 1956. Both cameras were the same, except the K-100 could mount a single C mount lens and finder, while the K-100 Turret could mount three. The turret model had a curved turret that allowed both wide and long telephotos to be mounted at the same time without the telephotos intruding into the angle of view of the wide angle lens.

Both cameras were spring motor drive, accepted 100 foot spools and had frame rates of 16-64 fps. The viewfinder optics could be changed to match the lens or lenses on the camera, and as far a sI know were unique to these two models. There was available an optional electric motor to drive the camera.

The K-100 was discontinued in 1964. The K-100 Turret was discontinued in 1973 as the demand for amateur 16mm equipment was waning.

The K-100 with the 25/1.9 Ektar and original box.

The sticker on the side (and one on the front of the bottom half of the bottom of the box) show that this was once owned by Oregon State College, which is now Oregon State University.

The K-100 Turret with the 25/1.9 Ektar, 15/2.5 Ektar and original box.

The 15/2.5 Ektar in C mount, with box.

The 50/1.9 Ektar in C mount, with box.

The 50mm finder, with box.

The 152/4 Ektar in C mount, with box.

The 152mm finder, with box.