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Colin Myers
16-Dec-2004, 05:52
I wonder if any forum member may be able to point me toward a source of information on the
classic Goertz lenses, Artars, Apo/Red Dot, and Dagors. Focal lengths manufactured, image circles etc. I have checked through a load of old threads, but nothing really comprehensive.
Many thanks Colin Myers

David A. Goldfarb
16-Dec-2004, 06:33
Try searching for "Goerz" instead of "Goertz" and you should turn up more info.

Steve Hamley
16-Dec-2004, 06:35

Chek the speling!

Try here for the Dagors:

http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00AIbC (http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00AIbC)

Also, if you poke around on the usenet (Google Groups) you'll find an extremely comprehensive table for the Artars, although it may take you some time to find it. I have it at home if you want me to e-mail it to you.


Colin Myers
16-Dec-2004, 08:56
Thanks guys, sorry about the "speling", sloppy work my end and especially to Steve, very illuminating tables on the Dagor

Ben Calwell
16-Dec-2004, 09:16
By the way, and I've always wondered about this -- how does one pronounce "Goerz." And is it DA-gor or da-GOR . Thanks.

Ralph Barker
16-Dec-2004, 14:27
Ben - put your ear close to the screen so you can hear. ;-)

But, here's a stab at describing the pronunciation. The "z" on Goerz is more like a "tz" or "ts" sound, and the "oe" is like the e in "Gertie" with "o" sprinkles - the "o" is almost, but not quite silent. Dagor is like DAH-gore.

Jim Rice
16-Dec-2004, 14:34
Great, now I have an earprint on my monitor.

Ben Calwell
17-Dec-2004, 07:49
Thanks, Ralph. I was pretty close on "Goerz," but I was off on "Dagor." I've always said "dah-GOR."

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
17-Dec-2004, 09:50
I found scans of a 1913 Goerz catalogue here:

http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/goerzcat/goerzcat.html (http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/goerzcat/goerzcat.html)

Unfortunately, the scans are a bit small, but all the information is there.

Colin Myers
17-Dec-2004, 11:55
Jason . Very many thanks for the lead to the Goerz catalogue. I have spent a thoroughly enjoyable half hour downloading the sheets. What an interesting site and how generous in this day and age, for Seth to make so much information available, free! Colin