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Goerz Roll-Tenax

Goerz Roll-Tenax As part from a small series of cameras which were produced by Goerz C.P. in Berlin, the Goerz Roll-Tenax is very pretty and has lot of small details. The machining was done nicely which makes this camera a joy to look at.

15 camera models produced by Goerz, or at least under their name, are known with the main model designations being Rollda (2 types), Roll-Tenax (8 versions) and the Roll-Tengor (5 types, basically the cheaper version of the Roll-Tenax). Within the model names, the types are mainly differentiated by their film-gate size. The model name typically does not show up on te camera itself, a horror for collectors. The Roll-Tenax came with the following film gate openings
  • 80 x 140 mm
  • 80 x 105 mm
  • 65 x 110 mm
  • 60 x 90 mm
  • 40 x 65 mm (this in two versions plus a green and red version)

Manufacturor  :  Goerz C.P. in Berlin
Model  :  Roll-Tenax
Type  :  Folding camera
Produced  :  1914 - 1924 (not sure about this version however)
K.D. Müller Reference  :  64050
Film  :  roll film
Picture size  :  40 x 65 mm
Made in  :  Germany
Quantity Made  : 
Original List Price  : 
Material  :  Leatherette covered metal
Lens  :  C.P. Goerz Berlin Kalostigmat1:6.8 F=7,5cm 610943.
Filter size  : 
Focusing  :  by moving the lens front standard on the bed through sliding (no knob).
Focus range  :  1 meter - infinity
Viewfinder  :  Simple 90° mirror finder and sports finder.
Shutter  :  C.P. Goerz, 1 - 1/300 sec with Z D M selector
Aperture  :  6,8 - 36. Old numbering
Self timer  :  none
Exposure  :  manual.
Exposure meter  :  none
Battery  :  none
Flash  :  Manual magnesium was the most modern kind at the day :o)
Flash Contact  :  No flash contact available
Film Advance  :  Winding key, red window in back.
Other  : 
Dimensions  :  130 x 30 x 70 mm (l x w x h)
Weight  :  300 gramms
Body serial number  :  250715
Collection status  :  to be sold
Goerz Roll-Tenax

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