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    Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    Just found the lens.
    However I could not find any information 'bout it.
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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    Click image for larger version. 

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    One more pic of the lens.

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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    No one knows?

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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    Military? Off an aerial camera? I've been trying to buy a Condor camera for a couple of years, just none at the right price, so I haven't had the chance to use one of their lenses and can't comment on quality.

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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    According to Vada Mecum:

    "Galileo, (Officine Galileo), Milan, Italy.
    This seems to be a trade name replacing Koristika, qv.
    The earliest use of the Galileo name seems to be pre-war, on Koristka items, and the name seems to have been adopted for all the products after WW2. They supplied numerous items for other camera makers, such as Condors and Ferrania's make and were exported regularly to the UK in the 1950's, and are seen from time to time at sales."


    They appear to have made a number of different types of lenses, but the Tergon is not listed in the write up. They do list a Terog and a Tesog. They seem to be for Italian made cameras from the 50's.

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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    They were a reputable maker, and a successor is still in the optoelectronics business. Like the entire Italian optics industry, they pulled out of consumer products by the sixties.

    By period and speed, and a press camera style focusing mount, I'd expect it to be a Tessar copy, but only you will be able to verify that...

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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    Thank you, Jody, Dan & Sevo,
    I believe that the lens is for photogrammetry camera according to my research.
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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    It's on the way to me.
    I will check the lens structure and show more pix of it.

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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by pierre506 View Post
    Thank you, Jody, Dan & Sevo,
    I believe that the lens is for photogrammetry camera according to my research.
    Possible, improbable. The material you posted seems irrelevant.

    What is the lens mounted on?

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    Re: Is it a good lens? Officine Galileo Tergon 15cm F6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Possible, improbable. The material you posted seems irrelevant.

    What is the lens mounted on?
    No, it's certainly relevant.

    I'm almost 99.99% sure about it.

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