was one of the nicest rollfilm folders to come out of the Nagel factory
that Kodak bought in 1931. Both cameras were produced from 1935-39. The
original Regent, on the left, was a very compact Deco design with an ingenuous,
but uncoupled rangefinder smoothly tucked into its rounded contours and
an equally ingenious and practical popup viewfinder. These were offered
with f/4.5 and f/3.5 Schneider Xenars or an f/4.5 Zeiss
Tessar, all uncoated. The Regent II had an enclosed rangefinder/viewfinder,
but in an arguably less elegant envelope that was characteristic of the
general silhouette of Nagel products. The Regent II had a f/3.5 Xenar.
Both made 6x9 images and could be adjusted to make 6x9 half frames (6x4.5).
Regents tend to sell for about double or triple the price of the latest
Tourist without the Synchro 800 shutter.