Nasco Galaxy

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This little camera caught my attention on an online auction. Always looking for odd cameras, I looked it up and found little information about it, where writers relate its pedigree to different dynasties, None seem to have any basis. McKeown’s relates it to Taron PR, a camera as obscure, admittingly a look alike. It is a chameleon camera, as it resembles many other of its era. See below an image of the Nasco Galaxy next to a Petri Color Corrected Super; not an exact copy but to many similarities to ignore¬† ¬†Further, as a search for “Galaxy” and “Camera” returns Samsung phones, any information might be deep drowned under many google pages and beyond my patience.

The camera is a typical ’60s style. A dim finder, speed and aperture dials on the lens barrel with no fancy additions. Speeds are B to modest 300.

The exemplar I have came at poor condition both inside and out. The shutter was stuck and needed cleaning, after which it clicks like a sparrow at all speeds. A new skin gave it a decent look.

It is on the heavy side for its size, app 650 gr, however, fits nicely in the hand and all dials are where you expect them to be. Goes to the shelf waiting for a roll of film.

List number 37857
Brand Nasco
Format 35mm
Model Galaxy
Introduced 1960
AKA Taron RR ?
Country Japan
Type Rangefinder
Body material Metal
Mode Manual
Weight, gr 650, with lens
ASA range NA
Kit lens 1.28/45
Filter size 45 mm
Lens mount Fixed lens
Mount size NA
Aperture 2.8-16
shutter Leaf, Citizen B
Light meter None
Winder Lever
Lock No
Speeds B.1.2.5.10.25.50.100.300
DOF preview No
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe Cold
External sync Yes
Sync speed NA
Timer No
Battery None
Battery style
Battery voltage NA

Nasco Galaxy current value

Galaxy skin

As it came, torn dress.

Shutter before cleaning.

Nasco Galaxy with a Petri, more than occasional resemblance.

Nasco Galaxy current value

Galaxy skin

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