Neue Görlitzer Camera-Werke

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Neue Görlitzer Camera-Werke Robert Reinsch & Wolf Nachfolger ('Robert Reinsch and successors of Wolf') was a camera-maker in Germany, founded in 1920 by Robert Reinsch[1], former leading craftsman at Herbst & Firl. It took over a factory in Görlitz where Herbst & Firl had produced Ernemann's Globus cameras.

The company made wooden-bodied view cameras similar to the Globus ones, and big studio cameras for large format photography, mainly badged with its Globus-Stella and Globica labels. It also made tripods, forensic cameras and repro cameras. In 1958 the company became part of Pentacon group, and continued making the professional studio camera Globica. Production ended in 1991.


  • Globus
  • Globus-Stella[2]
  • Globica


  1. see Görlitz Wiki
  2. 13x18 cm Stella studio camera with 15 cm f/4.5 Tessar and Compur shutter (from about 1940, and owned by the Gestapo), sold at the 24th Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 23 November 2013.


  • German Patent 399994 of 1924, Vorrichtung zum Verschwenken einer Kamera (Apparatus for rotating a camera), filed in February 1923 and granted in August 1924 to Neue Görlitzer Camera Werke Reinsch & Wolf Nachfolger, describing an arc-shaped mount for the focusing screen and plate-holder at the rear of a view camera, allowing them to be rotated about the optical axis, to compensate for a tilt in the subject; at Espacenet, the patent search facility of the European Patent Office.

Camera industry in Görlitz
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Curt Bentzin | Herbst & Firl | Meyer
Mlitz & Krügler | Robert Reinsch
Neue Görlitzer Camera-Werke