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Manufactured in France from 1933 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 11218

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Lumiere Elax

With the Elax, Lumière addresses the high precision camera. It is a small folding struts camera, extra flat. The film winding is coupled to the cocking of the shutter. This shutter is of a particular type with a rigid metal curtain providing an extended range of speeds.
Not having received significant advertising support, the Elax seems to have been in retreat in the Lumière range, also because, perhaps, it was marketed at a high price.
The technical features:

Lens : treated Anastigmat Berthiot Flor - 1: 3.5 / F = 50
Metal curtain type shutter : P (bulb) / 25/50/100/250/500/1000
• Apertures: iris diaphragm 3.5 / 5/7/10/14/20
• Distances: 1.50 / 2/3/4/5/10 / Infinity
Cocking and film winding button and  shutter release on the top of the body
• self timer
• Viewfinder: Galileo (calculated and built by Leitz)
• Format 3 x 4 cm on 127 film
• Rotary mask, on the back of the device, engraved ELAX LUMIERE, masking the red frame counter window, allowing to read both formats: 3 x 4 cm (16 views) and 4.5 x 6 cm (8 views)

* About one hundred copies manufactured, this caqmera carries the number 1521

Lumiere Elax

Lumiere Elax