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Lumière Lumirex
France Version française
Photos by MT text by MT. From the collection of MT. Last update 2015-05-29 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from 1934 to (After) 1934.
Index of rarity in France: Frequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 11223

See the complete technical specifications
Chronology of cameras Lumiere 

The LUMIREX "The complete automatic camera for films" hits the market in 1934. It is called the "Sans Rival"(means "unrivaled" in French).
Between 1938 and 1940, it will also be distributed under the name of Sportex by Photo-Plait.

The technical features:

 

  • Lumière lens: Anastigmat Fidora 1: 6.3
  • Shutter: 25/50/100 / B (bulb) / T (long exposure)
  • Apertures : iris diaphragm 6.3 / 8/12/24 listed on top of the lens block
  • Distances: M 2/3/5/8 / Infinity listed on the rim of the lens
  • Trigger on the lens block
  • Viewfinder: frames + optical reversible



This version has metal rods and diagonal struts.


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

 

 



Lumiere Lumirex