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The Goerz Pocket Tenax is a series of large format folding bed plate film camera, manufactured by Optische Anstalt C.P. Goerz AG. Friedenau, Berlin, Germany and produced around 1910. [1]

Its offered in three formats with various lens/shutter combinations.

Do not confuse with Vest Pocket Tenax (Westentaschen Tenax). That is a strut folding camera which is also known as Plate Tenax

Some featuresEdit

  • Body: aluminum alloy,covered in black leather.
  • Bellows: double extension bellows
  • With a diagonal Rack and pinion adjustment and a collapsible finder
  • Formats: quarter plate 8.3x10.8cm, 10x13cm, and post card 8x13cm
  • Lenses: Syntor or Dogmar
  • Shutter: Compound shutter speeds 1-1/250 +B

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. There is little known about this model, it is not in McKeown's Tenax folding plate cameras chapter p.357 (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).)


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