Vest Pocket Tenax

Goerz Vest Pocket Tenax

The Goerz Vest Pocket Tenax Plate Type is a strut medium format folding camera, manufactured by C. P. Goerz Optical Works company in c.1908-1926. [1]

TheTropical Vest Pocket Tenax with Dagor was the luxury variant. A larger version introduced in 1912 called Goerz Coat Pocket Tenax.

The Goerz Pocket Tenax folding bed models were for larger plates. The Goerz Stereo-Pocket-Tenax for 4.5x10.7 cm stereo plates.

Some Features[]

  • Body: metal, covered in black leather.
  • Bellows: single extension, leather
  • Format: 4.5x6cm plates
  • Viewfinder: Newton finder: with the optical element pullable out of the front standard,a direct view collapsible finder, ground glass back for focusing
  • Lens: Dagor anastigmat 75mm f/6.8, Doppel-Anastigmat Dagmar or a Doppel-Anastigmat Syntor f/6.8, Celor f/4.5
  • Shutter: Compound shutter, speeds 1-1/250

Notes and references[]

  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