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 in 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.
|AKA||Taron RR ?|
|Weight, gr||650, with lens|
|Filter size||45 mm|
|Lens mount||Fixed lens|
|shutter||Leaf, Citizen B|
As it came, torn dress.
Shutter before cleaning.
Nasco Galaxy with a Petri, more than occasional resemblance.