Note: the Taron Eyemax is a different model.
Taron offered the Taron Eye (sometimes advertised as "Eyemagic") in 1960 as one of this era's wave of "electric eye" camera introductions. Its design is dominated by a black casting atop the rangefinder eyepieces which contains a coupled selenium meter. It is equipped with a 45mm f/1.8 Taronar lens and a shutter ranging from 1/500 to 1 second.
A mark on the lens's outermost knurled ring is aligned with the ASA speed engraved on the central knurled ring. After this, both rings are turned until a red pointer aligns with the meter needle visible in the viewfinder. This only changes aperture settings, until you hit either f/1.8 or f/16; at that point continuing to turn will click the shutter speed setting to lower or higher values respectively. Shutter and aperture selections are visible through small windows on the lens barrel.
- New York retailer "Camera Mailorder Corporation"—having just renamed from Camera Import Corporation—began advertising the "Nu Taron Eymagic f1.8" (sic) for $74.00 in the November, 1960 Popular Photography magazine (Vol. 47, No. 5; pg. 153).
- This is described in a short profile in the June, 1961, Popular Photography magazine (Vol. 48, No. 6; pg. 124).