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Goerz-Anschütz cameras have a fast rouleau-shutter (a focal plane shutter) that Goerz had licensed exclusively from its inventor Ottomar Anschütz from Lissa in Posen. Ottomar Anschütz (1846-1907) had invented the rouleau-shutter, 1/1000, in 1883.

These were mainly, strut folding cameras, known as Ottomar Anschütz or Goerz-Anschütz cameras. Many of them branded Ango as word derivation for Anschütz and Goerz. The first one was the Goerz-Anschütz Moment-Apparat (1890), a box camera for 9x12cm plates with a good lens mounted on the front plate.


Model list is as to McKeown's [1] and Historic Cameras [2]

(First four are in a separate page)

Goerz-Anschütz Ango StereoEdit

  • Adaptable for plates, film packs or daylight loading roll films
  • It can be adjusted for panoramic by fitting a single lens
  • A unique feature over other stereo cameras is that the separation of the lenses is variable so that the relief in the picture can be controlled

Goerz-Anschütz Ango Stereo-LuxusEdit

Goerz-Anschütz Folding Reflex AngoEdit

  • Produced between 1909-1911
  • Made only a short perios due to patent problems
  • Designed as a very compact reflex camera
  • Format: 10x13cm
  • Dimensions: 20x18x8cm when closed and weighed 1985g wo/lens
  • Shutter: Ango focal plane shutter, speeds up to 1/1000.
  • Lens: typically Goerz anastigmat

Goerz-Anschütz Ango Jagd-ReflexEdit

  • German Jagd = hunting
  • early model c.1909, late model c.1911
  • Special camera for expeditions and photos of wild animals
  • Lens: Lynkeiscop 600mm f/7, later model Lynkeiscop 480mm f/7
  • Reflex finder
  • Focal plane shutter
  • Format: early model 13x18cm, late model 9x12cm
  • Very, very rare, and maybe the most expensive model

Goerz-Anschütz Box (Moment-Apparat)Edit

  • In English Instantaneous Camera
  • Solid wood body
  • Lens Goerz rectilinear 125mm
  • Rack and pinion focus adjustment
  • Rear focusing ground glass w/ collapsible hood
  • The rear curtain shutter located directly in front of the plate provides speeds of 1/75 of a second to 1/1200 of a second and operated by a thumb screw
  • Viewfinder an eye-level square frame

Goerz-Anschütz Ango Field CameraEdit

  • Introduced in c.1910.
  • Body: polished mahogany and carrying a leather bellows.
  • This camera was designed to operate either as a portrait camera or as a stereo camera, with an optional stereo lens board and bellows septum was provided with the camera.
  • Focal plane shutter was built into the camera
  • Lenses: various, like Goerz Celor, Dagor, Lynkeioskop or Syntor lens

Goerz-Anschütz Ballon-KameraEdit

  • c.1908
  • Also called Spezial-Ballon-Kamera
  • Special camera for aeronots
  • Lens: Goerz Special Objektiv 600m f/7, can be removed and stored inside body for transport

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover).p.354
  2. Goerz Camera List and info


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