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Lumière Lumirex
France Version française
Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2013-04-01 par Francois Landais.

Manufactured or assembled in France from 1940 to (After) 1940.
Index of rarity in France: Frequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 267

See the complete technical specifications
Chronology of cameras Lumiere 

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.

Format Lens Shutter Misc.

1934
Lumirex   anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50 et 1/100 , B et T Two viewfinders
1935
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
1936
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + timer ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
1937
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + timer ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
1938
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T + timer ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 ditto ditto
1939
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto + Shutter release on body
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + timer ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 4,5 du 1/10 au 1/150 , B, T. + timer ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + timer ditto
1940
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + timer ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
Lumirex 6,5 x 11 anastigmat 6,3 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. + timer ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
1949
Lumirex 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 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 et 1/125, B, T. ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, B, T, synchro 2 viewfinders + Shutter release on body
1951
Lumirex 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, B, T, synchro ditto
1952
Lumirex 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, B, T, synchro + timer ditto
Lumirex II 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/150, B, T, timer ditto
Lumirex II 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 + timer ditto
1953
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Angénieux 3,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro ditto
Lumirex 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated 1/10 au 1/200, T,B, synchro, 2 viewfinders + Shutter release on body
Lumirex I 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated 1/10 au 1/200, T,B, synchro, timer ditto
1954
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Angénieux 3,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro ditto
Lumirex II 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 + timer 2 viewfinders + Shutter release on body
1955
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Angénieux 3,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro ditto
Lumirex II 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 + timer 2 viewfinders + Shutter release on body
1956
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Spector 4,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro Flat top cover integrating the finder + Lumipose
Lumirex III 6 x 9 Angénieux 3,5 coated de 1 sec à 1/300, B, synchro ditto
Lumirex II 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 + timer 2 viewfinders + Shutter release on body

 

 



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