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The Goerz Taro-Tenax is a series of folding bed plate medium format to large format film camera, manufactured by Optische Anstalt C.P. Goerz AG. Friedenau, Berlin, Germany and produced between c1912-1926 .[1] Many variations were made over the production duration and similar to Manufoc-Tenax but cheaper.

Some featuresEdit

  • Body: leather covered aluminium
  • Bellows: single extension (9x12cm Model I), and double extension (9x12cm Model II, 10x15cm and 13x18cm)
  • With Rack and pinion vertical adjustment
  • Brilliant frame finder centered over lens standard w/spirit-level
  • With accurate focusing scale
  • Formats: 9x12, 10x15, 13x18 cm.
    • 9x12cm format with Models I-II-III
  • There were many lens/shutter combinations


  • Goerz Tenax
  • Goerz Tenax. Dogmar 1:6,3 F=135mm
  • Goerz Tenax. With a red nice spirit level.
  • Goerz Tenax. Carl Paul Goerz initials.

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.358


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