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Manufactured in France from 1940 until 0.
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Lumiere Lumirex

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.

Lumirex is a camera which we find before and after the WWII. It is one 6 X 9 (also exist into 6 1/2 X 11 cm) simple, but more powerful than Lumix which uses the same body.

The lens of Lumirex can be Fidor 6,3 or Spector 4,5. The shutter allows combinations speeds variable of a model another. The Focusing is done while turning the frontal lens.
In 1938, Lumirex with a lens 6,3, without delayed-action, was worth 300 francs.
The model 1940 has a shutter release on the body. It is the case of that presented here.
The model Lumirex 49 has a shutter at 7 speeds (1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200), with standard flash catch synchronized and exposure into 1 and 2 times.
Lumirex was exported, at least in 1940 and 1941, in the USA. The distributer was Tetra Co. The price was there: $14,75, $16, $23,50 following the lens

Lumirex is also present at the Photo-Plait catalog under the name of Sportex.


By analyzing Photo-Plait catalogs, we can deduce this approximative classification. It doesn't take into account the decoration of cameras shown in illustration, because the illustrations are not reliable enough. 
Please note, it may be a difference of one year between the year of launch of a given camera and its publication on the annual catalogs.

Model

Year
format

Lens

Shutter

Notes

Lumirex

1934

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50 et 1/100 , B et T

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1935
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50 et 1/100 , B et T

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1935
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50 et 1/100 , B et T

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1936
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + self timer

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1936
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + self timer

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1936
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1936
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1937
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + self timer

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1937
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + self timer

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1937
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1937
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1938
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + self timer

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1938
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + self timer

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1938
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1938
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1939
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1939
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1939
6 x 9

anastigmat 4.5

du 1/10 au 1/150 , B, T. + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1939
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1939
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1940
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1940
6 x 9

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1940
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1940
6.5 x 11

anastigmat 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + self timer

Two viewfinders

Lumirex

1940
6 x 9

Spector 4.5

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1949
6 x 9

Fidor 6.3

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

One optical finder on the body + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1949
6 x 9

Spector 4.5

1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T.

One optical finder on the body + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1949
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, B, T, synchro

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1951
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, B, T, synchro

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex

1952
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, B, T, synchro + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex II

1946
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/150, B, T, self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex II

1952
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/150, 1/300, B, T, synchro + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex III

1953
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex III

1953
6 x 9

Angénieux 3.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex

1953
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1/10 au 1/200, T,B, synchro,

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex I

1953
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1/10 au 1/200, T,B, synchro, self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex III

1954
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex III

1954
6 x 9

Angénieux 3.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex II

1954
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/150, 1/300, B, T, synchro + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex III

1955
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex III

1955
6 x 9

Angénieux 3.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex II

1955
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/150, 1/300, B, T, synchro + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

Lumirex III

1956
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex III

1956
6 x 9

Angénieux 3.5 coated

From 1 sec to 1/300, B, synchro

Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose

Lumirex II

1956
6 x 9

Spector 4.5 coated

1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/150, 1/300, B, T, synchro + self timer

Two viewfinders + Shutter release on the body

 



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